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what is the mechanism behind reduction of alcohol aldehyde ketone by red phosphorus and HI? i am not able to understand why we are gtting single alkane as product in most of reactions but v get two alkane when we use R-COOR’ as reactant? PLEASE ANSWER SOON _/\_

what is the mechanism behind reduction of alcohol aldehyde ketone by red phosphorus and HI?

i am not able to understand why we are gtting single alkane as product in most of reactions but v get two alkane when we use R-COOR’ as reactant?

PLEASE ANSWER SOON _/\_

Grade:12

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Vikas TU
14149 Points
6 years ago
Red Phoshorus helps to regenearte/reproduce HI fro I2.
First it converts to PI3 and PI5 then gets hydrolysed and form HI.
Thus I- gets enable to  take part in Elimination reaction.

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