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Statement- I: Crossed Cannizzaro reaction between formaldehyde and benzaldehyde gives benzyl alcohol and formate ion.
Statement- II: Formaldehyde is a better hydride donor than benzaldehyde.


A
Both the statements are true and statement-II is the correct explanation of
statement-I.
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B
Both statements are true but statement-II is not the correct explanation of
statement-I.
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C
Statement-I is true but statement-II is false
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D
Statement-I is false but statement-II is true.
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Solution

The correct option is A Both the statements are true and statement-II is the correct explanation of
statement-I.
Assertion is correct.Here hydride donation can occur from benzaldehyde or formaldehyde but formaldehyde is a better hydride donor than benzaldehyde so, Crossed Cannizzaro reaction between formaldehyde and benzaldehyde gives benzyl alcohol and formate ion.

Chemistry
NCERT
Standard XII

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