Reduction of Aldehydes and Keytones

A brief quiz on reduction reactions involving aldehydes and keytones! Enjoy!

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1. What does the reduction of a keytone form?

  • Aldehyde
  • Primary alcohol
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Carboxylic acid
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2. By what mechanism does the reducing agent you chose above reduce aldehydes and keytones?

  • Electrophilic substitution
  • Nucleophilic addition
  • Nucleophilic substitution
  • Electrophilic addition

3. What does the reduction of an aldehyde form?

  • Carboxylic acid
  • Primary alcohol
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Keytone

4. What is the second product of the reduction reaction, other than the ones stated above?

  • OH-
  • H+
  • H-
  • OH+

5. What symbol is used to represent the reducing agent in equations?

  • [H]
  • [O]


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