Lesson 1, Topic 1
- 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