Problem: Which are involved with the complete hydrogenation of acetonitrile? Ethanol, Acetone, neither, or both?

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Acetonitrile undergoes the catalytic hydrogenation using the reagents below: 

The reaction essentially just removes the pi bonds and adds equivalents of hydrogen.  


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Which are involved with the complete hydrogenation of acetonitrile? 

Ethanol, Acetone, neither, or both?

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