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Dissolving-Metal Reduction

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  • When a Group-1A metal dissolves in liquid ammonia, metal atoms lose electrons, which are solvated by ammonia.

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    Reduction of organic compounds using the solution of electrons in ammonia is known as dissolving-metal reduction.

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    see also Lindlar catalyst, radical anion, Birch reduction