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Asymmetric Synthesis -Addition of HCN to an aldehyde
Addition of HCN  to acetaldehyde to form a cyanodydrin, is a well known reaction. The cyanide anion from HCN as a nucleophile attacks the electrophilic centre of the carbonyl carbon of the aldehyde.
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Enantiomers have the same physical and chemical properties, they differ in two ways.
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