Guest

Explain why water ,rather than H3O+ , is added to protonate the products of the reduction of amides and nitriles with LiAIH4 ?

Explain why water ,rather than H3O+ , is added to protonate the products of the reduction of amides and nitriles with LiAIH4 ?

Grade:12

1 Answers

Arun
25758 Points
2 years ago
An acid/base reaction. Since we only have a weak nucleophile so activate the nitrile, protonation makes it more electrophilic

Think You Can Provide A Better Answer ?

Provide a better Answer & Earn Cool Goodies See our forum point policy

ASK QUESTION

Get your questions answered by the expert for free