Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 15 - Problems: 15.41

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

a) In this reaction, CN- acts as a nucleophile and adds to the carbonyl compound. This is an example of nucleophilic addition. b) This reaction is an example of nucleophilic substitution, where one nucleophile replaces the other.
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