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Write Chemical Equations of the Following Reaction : Acetophenone is Treated with ("Zn"("Hg"))/"Conc.Hcl"^- - Chemistry

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Write chemical equation of the following reaction : 
Acetophenone is treated with `("Zn"("Hg"))/"Conc.HCl"`.

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The reaction of aldehydes and ketones with zinc amalgam (Zn/Hg) in concentrated HCl, reduces the aldehyde or ketone to a hydrocarbon and is called Clemmensen reduction. 

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