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2-Pentanone is reduced to 2-pentanol (racemic mixture) using sodium borohydride in water.

The reaction proceeds via nucleophilic attack of hydride ion, H, on the carbonyl carbon.

  +  
NaBH4
  +  
2
[H]
  +  
H2O
         
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2-Pentanone     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Sodium borohydride     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Hydrogen delivered equivalents     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Water Solvent    Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
2-Pentanol     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming

Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
Addition: Nucleophilic
British A-Level Chemistry: A2
Redox
Reduction: Of Substrate By Reagent

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