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The reaction involving condensation of acetic anhydride with an aromatic aldehyde by a carboxylate ion is an example of


A
Aldol condensation
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B
Benzoin condensation
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C
Perkin's reaction
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D
Wurtz reaction
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Solution

The correct option is C Perkin's reaction
The Perkin reaction gives an alpha, beta-unsaturated aromatic acid via the aldol condensation of an aromatic aldehyde and an acid anhydride. The alkali salt of the acid is also present. This alkali salt acts as a base catalyst.
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Chemistry
NCERT
Standard XII

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