Interaction | Reaction | Process Data Page
Cyanide ion nucleophilically attacks aldehydes to form alkoxide ions which are protonated to hydroxynitriles.Overall the reaction is an addition to C=O.The HCN (hydrogen cyanide) is generated in situ by adding dilute acid to an aqueous solution of sodium cyanide.
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|Aldehyde (AS/A2 generic)||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
|Cyanide ion||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
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|Hydroxynitrile (AS/A2 generic)||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
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