Organic Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305080483
ISBN 13: 978-1-30508-048-5

Chapter 20 - Carboxylic Acids and Nitriles - Exercises: 59

Answer

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Work Step by Step

a) Will use CO2 instead of a NaCN to form the carboxylic acid. b) Represents reduction of the carboxylic acid with the compound LiAlH4. It donates alcohol not its alkyl group. c) In this representation, Acidic hydrolysis of Nitrile will also dehydrate the tertiary alcohol in the compound.
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