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Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones

Formation of Carboxylic Acids
Aldehydes can be oxidized to carboxylic acids using oxidizing agents such as potassium permanganate.
 
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With Grignard Reagents
Aldehydes and ketones react with Grignard reagents to form alcohols.

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Formaldehyde reacts with Grignard reagents to form primary alcohols.
 
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Other aldehydes react with Grignard reagents to form secondary alcohols.
 
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Ketones give tertiary alcohols.
 
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