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Problem: Propose syntheses of each of the following acetals from carbonyl compounds and alcohols. Draw the structure of the carbonyl compound on the left and the alcohol on the right. Select the appropriate reaction conditions from the drop-down menus.

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We are asked to propose syntheses of each of the following acetals from carbonyl compounds and alcohols.


We can predict the reactants by looking at the patter in the example below. 


  • The blue part from O to O tells us how the alcohol would look like. 
  • The rest of it will be from the carbonyl.
  • Also, take note that acid will be used to initiate the reaction. 


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Propose syntheses of each of the following acetals from carbonyl compounds and alcohols. Draw the structure of the carbonyl compound on the left and the alcohol on the right. Select the appropriate reaction conditions from the drop-down menus.



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