Aldehydes and Ketones
Students of an organic chemistry class conducted several experiments with aldehydes and ketones. Some of the reactions are summarized below:
Acetophenone was reacted with Reagent A. The product was ethyl benzene.
Propanal underwent acid-catalyzed reaction with alcohol.
Experiment 3 involved merely the analysis of a conversion. Students were asked to discuss a method to accomplish this synthesis reaction.
In Experiment 3, which of the following is a possible scenario?
|A||Reaction is possible, because propanal can be directly oxidized to form the product indicated|
|B||Reaction is not possible, because you cannot convert an aldehyde to a secondary alcohol|
|C||Reaction is possible, if the reactant is treated with an appropriate Grignard reagent followed by hydrolysis|
|D||Reaction is not possible, because aldehyde carbonyls are nucleophilic and are thus unreactive|