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Benzyl alcohol is obtained from benzaldehyde by


A
Wurtz reaction
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B
Cannizzaro reaction
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C
Perkin reaction
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D
Claisen reaction
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Solution

The correct option is B Cannizzaro reaction

Cannizzaro's reaction is given by those aldehyde who doesn't have $$\alpha$$ carbon. Half of them gets oxidized and half of them gets reduced.
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