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Help me please, Cemmensen reduction of a ketone is carried out in the presence of which of the following?

Cemmensen reduction of a ketone is carried out in the presence of which of the following?

  • Option 1)

    Glycol with KOH

  • Option 2)

    Zn-Hg with HCl

  • Option 3)

    LiAlH4

  • Option 4)

    H2 and Pt as catalyst

 
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Clemmensen reduction -

Reduction of carbonyl compounds to alkanes by using

 Zn-Hg/HCl

- wherein

 

 


Option 1)

Glycol with KOH

This option is incorrect

Option 2)

Zn-Hg with HCl

This option is correct

Option 3)

LiAlH4

This option is incorrect

Option 4)

H2 and Pt as catalyst

This option is incorrect

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