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Aldehydes/Ketones Reactions:

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Reduction of carbonly compounds to produce primary or secondary alcohols

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Addition of cyanide ion to carbonyl compounds to produce cyanohydrins

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Conversion of a carbonyl group into a dithioacetal. Then the dithioacetal is converted into a methylene group

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Addition of primary amines to carbonyl compounds to produce imines

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Addition of alcohol to carbonyl compound to produce acetals

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Addition of Grignard reagents (or organolithium reagents) to carbonyl compounds to form alcohols

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Reaction of carbonyls with phosphomium ylides to form alkenes (Wittig reaction)

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Conversion of acid chlorides to aldehydes with lithium tri-t-butoxyalminumm hydride

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Conversion of acid chlorides to ketones using lithium dialkylcuprates


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