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    Well, It won't. Its getting to me.

    Its one of the most powerful reducing agents in industry, and explosive when not dry (so its stored in dry ether).

    Well, i decided to say that alkenes are immiscible with LiAlH4.
    Which has to be wrong.

    Or that the alkene is symetrical...>?
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    LAH is a nucleophilic reducing agent and so can only attack electrophilic sites - simple alkenes are weak nucleophiles.
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    LAH is a nucleophilic reducing agent and so can only attack electrophilic sites - simple alkenes are weak nucleophiles.
    Thank you EierVonSatan...
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    (Original post by ameliachoc)
    Well, It won't. Its getting to me.

    Its one of the most powerful reducing agents in industry, and explosive when not dry (so its stored in dry ether).

    Well, i decided to say that alkenes are immiscible with LiAlH4.
    Which has to be wrong.

    Or that the alkene is symetrical...>?

    the LAH is a nucleophile, so it's repelled by the high electron density of the double bond.
 
 
 

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