Problem: Draw the compound that would produce 4-ethyl-3-hexanol in the presence of a nickel catalyst and hydrogen.

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We are asked to draw the compound that would produce 4-ethyl-3-hexanol in the presence of a nickel catalyst and hydrogen

The use of nickel catalyst and hydrogen means that the molecule will go through Catalytic Hydrogenation with the general reaction: 



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Draw the compound that would produce 4-ethyl-3-hexanol in the presence of a nickel catalyst and hydrogen.

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