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The conversion of phenyl methyl ketone to ethylbenzene in one step is brought about by which reagent?

A
NaBH4
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CH3MgBr
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C
LiAlH4
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D
Zn(Hg)/HCl
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Solution

The correct option is D Zn(Hg)/HCl
The above reaction is known as Clemmensen reduction.


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