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One mole of an organic compound requires 0.5 moles of oxygen to produce a carboxylic acid. The compound may be :

A
alcohol
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B
ether
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C
ketone
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D
aldehyde
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Solution

The correct option is D aldehyde
The oxidation of one mole of an aldehyde with 0.5 moles of oxygen gives one mole of carboxylic acid.

RCHO+0.5O2RCOOH

Option D is correct.

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