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Please explain to me when we use Clemmension reduction method and wolff-kishner reduction method ( when only a compound is given to be reduced and no informatio about the solvents or medium used )

Please explain to me when we use Clemmension reduction method and  wolff-kishner reduction method ( when only a compound is given to be reduced and no informatio about the solvents or medium used )

Grade:11

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Saurabh Kumar
askIITians Faculty 2411 Points
6 years ago
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naina
43 Points
6 years ago
to reduce carbonyl compounds into alcohols dez reagents are used.
clemmenson reduction affects acid sensitive grps and wolf kishner reagent affects base sensitive reagent.so,if der is an acid sensitive grp ind compound to be reduced, wolf kishner reagent is used n if der is a base sensitive grp clemmenson reagent is used.

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