Sodium Borohydride Carbonyl Reduction Reaction and Mechanism

Sodium Borohydride NaBH4 Carbonyl Reduction video by Leah4sciSodium Borohydride NaBH4 is a common reducing reagent used with carbonyl compounds. NaBH4 is a weak reducing agent and will only reduce ketones and aldehyes. Watch for the explanation below including reaction, mechanism, and practice problems.

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