amalgamated zinc_amalgamated zinc - Jones reductor - Wikipedia
Amalgamated zinc means an alloy of mercury and zinc. In pure form zinc does not have much surface area for reaction . But in an amalgam of zinc the molecules spread out evenly and the …Answer: When an aldehyde or a ketone is treated with Zn( Hg)/ Conc. HCl gives alkanes. This is known as Clemmensen's reduction. R-(C=O)/ H or R = R-CH3 or RCH2R When an aldehyde or ketone is treated with NH2-NH2 / KOH/ ethylene glycol gives alkanes. This is known as Wolff- Kishner reduction.