Organic chemistry: Preparation of alcohols using NaBH4

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How to prepare a primary or secondary alcohol from a ketone or aldehyde using sodium borohydride.

Organic chemistry

Sal and Jay cover topics covered in college organic chemistry course. Basic understanding of basic high school or college chemistry assumed (although there is some review).

Synthesis of alcohols

In this tutorial, Jay shows how to synthesize alcohols using sodium borohydride, lithium aluminum hydride, and grignard reagents.

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How to prepare a primary or secondary alcohol from a ketone or aldehyde using sodium borohydride.

Organic chemistry

Sal and Jay cover topics covered in college organic chemistry course. Basic understanding of basic high school or college chemistry assumed (although there is some review).

Synthesis of alcohols

In this tutorial, Jay shows how to synthesize alcohols using sodium borohydride, lithium aluminum hydride, and grignard reagents.

Topic: Science

Learn about all the sciences, from physics, chemistry and biology, to cosmology and astronomy, across hundreds of videos, articles and practice questions.

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