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The organic product formed in the reaction.
C6H5COOHI. LiAlH4−−−−−

A
C6H5CH2OH
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B
C6H5COOH & CH4
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C
C6H5CH3 & CH3OH
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D
C6H5CH3 & CH4
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Solution

The correct option is A C6H5CH2OH
Lithium aluminium hydride (LiAlH4) is an stronger reducing agent that can reduce aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and esters.
LiAlH4 reduces COOH group toCH2OH group.C6H5COOHLiAlH4−−−C6H5CH2OH
Hence option (a) is correct.

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