Problem: What reaction or sequence will convert cyclopentanone to cyclopentane? a) Zn[Hg], HCl, heat b) H2NNH2 in mild acid catalyst then hot aqueous potassium hydroxide c) HSCH2CH2SH in dry acid followed by Raney nickel d) All of the above e) None of the above

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What reaction or sequence will convert cyclopentanone to cyclopentane?

a) Zn[Hg], HCl, heat

b) H2NNH2 in mild acid catalyst then hot aqueous potassium hydroxide

c) HSCH2CH2SH in dry acid followed by Raney nickel

d) All of the above

e) None of the above

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