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Contrast the results to be expected when levulinic acid (4-oxopentanoic acid) is treated

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Problem 21.37

Contrast the results to be expected when levulinic acid (4-oxopentanoic acid) is treated in the following different ways: (a) with excess LiAlH4, then H3O+; (b) with excess NaBH4 in methanol, then H3O+.

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Electron pair count and geometry Two pairs on central atom - linear Three pairs on central atom - trigonal Four pairs on central atom - tetrahedral Five pairs on central atom - trigonal bipyramidal Six pairs on central atom - octahedral Seven pairs - a number of possibilities Electron counting For molecules with single bonds to the central atom count all valence electrons of central...

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Textbook: Organic Chemistry
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Author: Marc Loudon, Jim Parise
ISBN: 9781936221349

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Contrast the results to be expected when levulinic acid (4-oxopentanoic acid) is treated