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Part 1: Complete the Following Reactions
If the aldehyde or ketone can react twice show the intermediate along with the final product.
Hint: Hemiacetal and hemiketal form as intermediates for the acetal and ketal products As Seen in the Acetal Overview Video.
Part 2: Fill in the Missing Reactants or Products
in the following acetal protecting group reactions.
Hint: You don't need to work the entire problem. Review the reactant/product trick in this Acetal Overview Video.
Part 3: Show the Step-by-Step Mechanism
in order to Complete the Following Reactions
Hint: Don't let intramolecular reactions trick you. It follows the same mechanism as taught in the Acetal & Hemiacetal Mechanism Video Tutorial
Acetals are often used as protecting groups for complex synthesis reactions. Show how you’d bring about the following transformations. Pay special attention to potential unwanted side reactions.
Hint: Review the Redox Video Series as well as Grignard reaction
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