The action of HCN followed by hydrolysis and reduction of 1. Acetaldehyde 2. Acetone 3. Benzaldehyde 4. Acetophenone

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As all acetaldehyde, acetone, benzaldehyde, acetophenone belongs to aldehyde and ketone, so they undergo nucleophilic addition reaction on the action of HCN. 
In the case Acetaldehyde: 
(i) CH3CHO HCNCH3CH(OH)-CN(ii) CH3CH(OH)-CNH2O/hydrolysis CH3CH(OH)COOH(iii) CH3CH(OH)-CNReductionCH3CH(OH)CH2NH2

In the case of acetone:
(i) (CH3)2CO HCN(CH3)2C(OH)-CN(ii) (CH3)2C(OH)-CNH2O/hydrolysis (CH3)2C(OH)COOH(iii)(CH3)2C(OH)-CNReduction(CH3)2C(OH)CH2NH2

In the case of benzaldehyde: 
(i) PhCHO HCNPhCH(OH)-CN(ii) PhCH(OH)-CNH2O/hydrolysis PhCH(OH)COOH(iii) PhCH(OH)-CNReductionPhCH(OH)CH2NH2

In the case of acetophenone: 
(i) Ph(CH3)CO HCNPh(CH3)C(OH)-CN(ii) Ph(CH3)C(OH)-CNH2O/hydrolysis Ph(CH3)C(OH)COOH(iii)Ph(CH3)C(OH)-CNReductionPh(CH3)C(OH)CH2NH2


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