Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
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Write the structures of the main products when acetone (CH3 − CO − CH3) reacts with the following reagent - Chemistry

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Write the structures of the main products when acetone (CH3 − CO − CH3) reacts with the following reagent :

Zn − Hg/conc. HCl

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Solution

Acetone undergoes Clemmensen reduction in presence of zinc amalgam and conc. HCl to give propane

Concept: Aldehydes and Ketones - Chemical Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones - Reduction
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