Assertion: Reimer-Tiemann reaction of phenol with CCl4 in NaOH at 340 K gives Salicylic acid as the major product. Reason: The reaction occurs through intermediate formation of dichlorocarbene (A) Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion (B) Both Assertion and Reason are correct but Reason is not the correct explanation for Assertion (C) Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect (D) Both Assertion and Reason are incorrect

Answer: (C) Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect

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