To succeed in this topic, you need to:
• Be familiar with organic functional groups and related chemical properties of organic compounds.
• Be familiar with simple reduction reactions in terms of losing oxygen atoms or gaining hydrogen atoms.
• Be familiar with using structural formulae and curly-arrows to describe simple organic reaction mechanisms.

After working through this Chemistry Factsheet, you will:

• Be aware of the different acid derivatives and nitriles in terms of groups of organic compounds that undergo reduction reactions.
• Be aware of the use of different reducing agents and the control of physical conditions in order to obtain a desired product.
• Be aware of key reduction reactions involving different acid derivatives and nitrile organic compounds.

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January 2019


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292 Reduction Acid Derivatives Nitriles

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