JEE Main & Advanced Sample Paper JEE Main Sample Paper-45

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    When m-chlorobenzaldehdye is treated with 50% KOH solution, the product(s) obtainedis/are





    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

     It is Cannizzaro reaction. Those aldehydes which do not contain any \[\alpha -H\] atom, when treated with concentrated alkali solution, undergo disproportionation reaction. Due to this one molecule of aldehyde is reduced to corresponding alcohol whereas other is oxidised to the corresponding carboxylic acid.

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