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The major product of the following reaction is:
CH3CH=CHCO2CH3LiAlH4−−−

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CH3CH=CHCH2OH
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CH3CH2CH2CH2OH
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CH3CH2CH2CO2CH3
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D
CH3CH2CH2CHO
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Solution

The correct option is A CH3CH=CHCH2OH
The reaction of an ester with LiAlH4 produces two alcohols, one corresponding to the acyl portion of the ester and one corresponding to the alkyl portion.


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