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Hi there! I am in need of help for a grade 12 chemistry question. As a small part of my assignment, I am to determine how 4-HNE (4-hydroxy-trans-2-nonenal) is formed from linoleic acid. I know tht 4-HNE is an aldehyde and and linoleic acid is a carboxylic acid and I also know that 4-HNE has a smaller hydrocarbon chain than linoleic acid so there has to be some sort of breaking down that occurs. However, I am unsure as to how this reaction process starts. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Re: How is 4-HNE formed from linoleic acid
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