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Which of the following can be separated by using sodium bisulphite?

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Acetaldehyde and benzaldehyde
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Benzophenone and acetaldehyde
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Acetone and acetaldehyde
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All of these
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Solution

The correct option is B Benzophenone and acetaldehyde
Diethyl ketone, acetophenone, benzophenone etc. do not undergo reaction with NaHSO3. It is due to steric hindrance of the bulky groups present around the carbonyl group.

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