Arun Kumar Das Gupta , populerly know to his students as AKD sir, is a 1 st class M.Sc in inorganic chemistry from Calcutta university. He is also a 1 st class B.Ed from Calcutta university. He is teaching chemistry in secondary and senior secondary level for last 30 years. AKD sir is writer and editor of few books and articles.

Convert the following with

minimum possible steps:-

 1) Propene to 1-Propanol,

2) Phenol to Salicylic acid,

3) Acetophenone to 2-phenyl-2-butanol,

4) Propene to acetone,

5) Methyl bromide to ethylamine,

6) Aniline to phenol,

7) p-toluidine to 2-bromo-4-methylanilline,

8) Chlorobenzene from aniline,

9) 2 -bromo-4-methyl aniline from p-toluidine,

10) Ethylamine from acetaldehyde,

11) Methylamine to ethylamine,

12) Phenol to salicyl aldehyde,

13) Anisole to p-methoxyacetophenone,

14) Methanal to Propan-1-ol,

15) Benzyl alcohol to Benzoic acid,

16) Benzaldehyde to Benzyl alcohol,

17) Toluene to Beuzaldehyde,

18) Hexanamide to Hexanenitrile,

19) Acetic acid to Acetone,

20) Acetic acid to Acetaldehyde,

21) Benzene to Acetophenone,

22) Ethanol to Propanol,

23) Toluene to Benzaldehyde,

24) Acetic acid to Ethyl amine,

25) Ethyl isocyanide to ethylamine,

26) Aniline to N-phenylethanamide,

27) Ethene to ethanol,

28) Phenol to phenyl ethanol,

29) Ethanol to 2-propanol,

30) 1, 2-ethanediol from ethene,

31) Iodoform from 2-propanol,

32) Ethanoic acid to propanoic acid,

33) Ethanol to propanone,

34) Acetic acid to methylamine,

35) Acetaldehyde to methane,

36) Aniline to Chloro-benzine,

37) Nitrobenzene to phenol,

38) Aniline to benzoic acid,

39) 2-propanol to 1-bromopropane.

40) Nitrobenzene to aniline

41) An alkyl halide to a quaternary ammonium salt

42) 1-Nitropropene is prepared from acetaldehyde

43) Benzonitrile is converted to acetophenone

44) A primary amine is prepared from a primary alkyl halide

45) Propene to propan-2-ol

46) Anisole to phenol

Write the reactions and the

conditions involved in the

conversion of:

(i) Propene to Propan-1-ol

(ii) Phenol to Salicylic acid

(iii)Acetophenone to 2-Phenyl -butan-2-ol

(iv) Nitrobenzene to Aniline

(v)Aniline to benzonitrile

(vi)Primary alcohol to an aldehyde

(vii) Butan-2-one to butan-2-ol

(viii) Phenol to 2,4,6 –tribromophenol

(ix)Ethyl magnesium chloride to propan-1-ol

(x)Benzyl chloride to benzyl alcohol

(xi) Ethanol to 3-hydroxy butanal

(xii)Benzaldehyde to Benzophenone

(xii)Toluene to Benzaldehyde

(xiii) Ethylbenzene to benzoic acid

(xiv)Propanone to Propene

(xv)Ethanal to but-2-ene

(xvi)Butanol to butanoic acid

(xvii)Phenol to benzoquinone

(xviii)Methymagnesium bromide to 2-Methylpropan-2-ol

(xix)Aniline to nitrobenzene

(xx)Ethanamine to N-Ethylethnamide

(xxi)Chloroethane to Propan-1-amine

(xxii)Benzene to benzaldehyde

(xxiii) Benzene to Acetophenone

(xxiv) Benzaldehyde to m-nitrobenzylalcohol


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