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Problem: Draw the alcohol that is the product of the reduction of 3-methylpentanal.

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We are asked to draw the alcohol that is the product of the reduction of 3-methylpentanal.


Reducing agents are used to reduce molecules 

  • These reagents add hydrogens across π-bonds. 
  • Unsaturated hydrocarbons and carbonyls can be reduced.


The general mechanism for reduction is shown below: 


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Draw the alcohol that is the product of the reduction of 3-methylpentanal.

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