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Which of the following compounds undergoes haloform reaction?


A
CH3COCH3
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B
HCHO
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C
CH3CH2Br
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D
CH3OCH3
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Solution

The correct option is C $$CH_{3}COCH_{3}$$
The haloform reaction comprises the reaction of a halogen with a methyl ketone (a molecule containing the $$R–CO–CH_3$$ grouping) in the presence of a base. 

Among the given compound, propanone undergoes haloform reaction as it contains a methyl group attached to carbonyl carbon.

Hence, option A is correct.

Chemistry
NCERT
Standard XII

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