This video offers an overview and comparison between the acetal, ketal, hemiacetal, and hemiketal reactions including stability of products and intermediates.
You’ll also learn my shortcut trick for quickly identifying carbonyl and alcohol reactants from products and acetal or ketal products from reactants.
(Watch on YouTube: Acetal Overview. Click CC for transcription.)
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This is Video 1 in the Acetal Series. Click HERE for the entire series.
Test your understanding with the Acetal Practice Quiz!