Addition of ROH to C=O (Acid Catalyzed)

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Addition of ROH to C=O (Acid Catalyzed)
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2010-11-28 23:32:59
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  1. Step 1: (fast) protination of C=O activates electrophile towards nucleophilic attac
  2. Step 2: (rate determining) nucleophilic attack by weak nucleophile
  3. Step 3: Deprotinate to form hemiacetal or hemiketal and regenerate catalyst

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