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    Organic Synthesis: Reduction of ketone to alcohol

    Hi; Remember that NH4Cl can be thought of as a product of a weak base and a strong acid making it an acidic salt. It is a protic salt so the NaBH4 will react with it to release H2. In MeOH, it allows the MeOH to protonate slightly and provide H+ that can react with all of the H- on BH4(-) and...