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Ketones are reduced to secondary alcohols by donors of nucleophilic hydride ion.

The intermediate alkoxide ion, R2CHO–, is protonated to the secondary alcohol.

The reaction involves the addition of H– and H+ across the C=O double bond.

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Ketone (AS/A2 generic)     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Hydride ion     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Secondary alcohol (AS/A2 generic)     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming

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

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