## anonymous one year ago Cyanohydrins can be made from carbonyl compounds by generating CN– ions from HCN in the presence of a weak base. In a similar reaction, –CH2CO2CH3 ions are generated from CH3CO2CH3 by strong bases. Which compound can be made from an aldehyde and CH3CO2CH3 in the presence of a strong base? A CH3CH(OH)CO2CH3 B CH3CO2CH2CH(OH)CH3 C CH3CH2CH(OH)CH2CO2CH3 D (CH3)2C(OH)CH2CO2CH3

1. aaronq

CH3CO2CH3 + strong base $$\rightarrow ~^-CH2CO_2CH3 + Hstrongbase^+$$ the anion now acts as a nucleophile attacking the aldehyde. try to draw this out

2. anonymous

3. anonymous

Oh i got my answer thankyou!!