yazyj
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Hypothetically speaking, for the structure above, in the presence of nickel and hydrogen, would the -OH be reduced?   
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yazyj
And also for carboxylic acids, am I right to say that there’s 1 degree of unsaturation 
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yazyj
And also is Br2 (both liquid and aq form) usually almost always used for only electrophilic addition in the syllabus? 
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BedokFunlandJC

yazyj wrote:
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Hypothetically speaking, for the structure above, in the presence of nickel and hydrogen, would the -OH be reduced?   

 

No, alcohols are not reduced.

 

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BedokFunlandJC
yazyj wrote:
And also for carboxylic acids, am I right to say that there’s 1 degree of unsaturation 


Correct, due to the C=O double bond in carboxylic acids.
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BedokFunlandJC
yazyj wrote:
And also is Br2 (both liquid and aq form) usually almost always used for only electrophilic addition in the syllabus? 



For organic chem, usually electrophilic aliphatic addition or electrophilic aromatic substitution. Could be other reactions in physical or inorganic chem, eg. redox.
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