Draw the product of the following reaction between a ketone and an alcohol. How would you classify the product of the reaction?
The product formed when one equivalent of an alcohol adds to an aldehyde or acetone is
called a herniacetal. The product formed when a second equivalent of alcohol is added is
called an acetal.(Occasionally you see the terms hemiketal and ketal used instead or
herniacctal and acetal for the products of the reaction of an alcohol with a ketone.)
In the above reaction, the product can be obtained from the reaction Of acetone (ketone) with
one equivalent of ethanol in the presence of acid.