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JennLyn6

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alcohol + aldehyde -> hemiacetal ?
« on: March 21, 2004, 05:21:44 PM »
what is the complete reaction of aldehyde and alcohol to produce hemiacetal?




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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2004, 04:06:12 AM »
RCHO + R1OH = RCH(OH)R1

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2004, 08:13:19 AM »
thank you for your reply but what are the R's supposed to be, etc.?

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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2004, 09:16:59 AM »
R may be any alkyl(eg C2H5-) or aryl(eg C6H5-)

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