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catalytic reduction of acetaldehyde by hydrogen yields

catalytic reduction of acetaldehyde by hydrogen yields
 

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Riddhish Bhalodia
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6 years ago
This is a basic reaction
Hydrogen acts as a reducing agent in presence of a metal catalyst and hence when acted on aldehydes it turns it into alcohols
=> eathanal (acetaldehyde) turns into ethanol as

CH_3CHO + 2[H] \rightarrow CH_3CH_2OH

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