Reduction reactions questions

1. 2-methylbutanoic acid can be reduced using lithium aluminium hydride, LiAlH4. The organic product goes via an intermediate which cannot be isolated as it is even more readily reduced than 2-methylbutanoic acid. Identify the intermediate and the final organic product by giving their systematic (IUPAC) names and write equations for the two steps in the reaction.2. There are four different alcohols that are structural...


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