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Offline tinekastil2

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How does heat affect the reaction mechanism
« on: June 21, 2020, 02:54:47 AM »
I have this reaction: Ketone + kcn/h+ + heat How does the mechanism go? I think that without heat the -cn attacks the partially positive carbon in the ketone and then the -o grabs the +h to form a cyanohydrin.

I read somewhere that the reaction is reversible with heat but i could be wrong And how it would be the reaction mechanism but with an aldehyde Please give me more examples with reaction mechanisms with heat and without heat.

Offline rolnor

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Re: How does heat affect the reaction mechanism
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2020, 11:43:54 AM »
Why do you think the cyanohydrin reaction reverses with heat? Can you explain that?

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