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Which of the following carbonyl compound can give cannizzaro reaction?

A

HCHO

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B

(CH3)3CCHO

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C

CH3CH2CHO

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D
(a) and (b) above.
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Solution

The correct option is D (a) and (b) above.

Cannizaro reaction can be generally represented as,
2RCHOR=alkyl, aryl(no αH)conc. OH−−−−−RCH2OH10alcohol+RCO2Hacid
Aldehydes witth no αH atom undergo Cannizzaro reaction on heating with conc. alkali solution.
Both (a) and (b) do not have αH atom thus they will undergo Cannizzaro reaction. Hence option (d) is correct.
(a)
2HCHOconc. OH−−−−−CH3OH+HCO2
(b)
2(CH3)3CCHOconc. OH−−−−−(CH3)3CCH2OH+(CH3)3CCO2

(c) CH3CH2CHO α-hydrogen is present so no Cannizaro reaction.


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