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Please help fast NaBH4 reduction

  1. Mar 4, 2008 #1
    please help fast!! NaBH4 reduction....

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    Compound B [structure shown below] was reduced with sodium
    borohydride. The student used 1.1015g of Compound B. She prepared the
    sodium borohydride solution by dissolving 1.0085g of sodium borohydride in
    sufficient solvent to prepare 17.00mL of solution. Calculate the volume of the
    sodium borohydride solution required to reduce Compound B.


    2. Relevant equations
    compound B is a 7 member carbon ring, with C=O bonds in the 1,3,6 positions ont he ring. what i dont get is what the overall reaction is, so i can get the equation and do the stoichiometry. i know that NaBH4 will add a H to each oxygen but i really dont get where to go from there. thanks for your help.
     
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  3. Mar 4, 2008 #2

    chemisttree

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    Then that's where you need to start your investigation. You need to research the mechanism of borohydride reductions (BTW, it doesn't add H to oxygen) and go from there.
     
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