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    Write an equation for the reduction of pentan-2-one by aqeuos NaBH4 to form pentan-2-ol
    Use [H] to represent the reductant

    CH2 CH2 CH3 + 2 [H]

    **** it.
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    (Original post by DazYa)
    i cant understand what its asking

    Write an equation for the reduction of pentan-2-one by aqeuos NaBH4 to form pentan-2-ol
    Use [H] to represent the reductant
    CH3 CO CH2 CH2 CH3 + 2[H] --> CH3 CHOH CH2 CH2 CH3
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    H O H H H                H H H H H
      | ¦ | | |                | | | | |
    H-C-C-C-C-C-H + 2[H] --> H-C-C-C-C-C-H
      |   | | |                | | | | |
      H   H H H                H O H H H
                                 |
                                 H

    Just thought I'd have a laff with some tags.

    The ¦ is supposed to be a double bond.

    omg thank you thank you * respect *
    you know i jst looked back at my working at my first answer was
    C5H10O +2[H] --- > C5H11 OH
    ( same as urs jst in diff format )
    lol i looked back and was thinking too deep into it
    you're the best ty
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    (Original post by DazYa)
    omg thank you thank you * respect *
    you know i jst looked back at my working at my first answer was
    C5H10O +2[H] --- > C5H11 OH
    ( same as urs jst in diff format )
    lol i looked back and was thinking too deep into it
    you're the best ty
    NP mate. I'm just thinking though, even though that is the same as mine but in a different format, they might want the structural formula as that one might be ambiguous?

    I can't remember, it's a whole month since I had to cram all this rubbish!
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    (Original post by Zaphod)
    NP mate. I'm just thinking though, even though that is the same as mine but in a different format, they might want the structural formula as that one might be ambiguous?

    I can't remember, it's a whole month since I had to cram all this rubbish!
    Yes, structural formula.

    J.

    yep but i dont think you had to draw it out, jst the equation
    thanks again
 
 
 
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