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Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Reduction reactions

  • In a reduction reaction, one organic compound is reduced, sometimes by hydrogen gas and a catalyst and sometimes by an inorganic reagent.
  • This means that the organic compound can either gain hydrogen or loose oxygen

Example: Reduction of an alkene to an alkane by hydrogen gas and nickel catalyst

  • This is a reduction reaction because two hydrogen’s have been gained.
  • It is also an example of an addition reaction