JEE Main & Advanced Sample Paper JEE Main Sample Paper-4

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    Trichloroacetaldehyde was subjected to Cannizaro's reaction by using NaOH. The mixture of the products contains sodium trichloroacetate and another compound. The other compound is

    A)  chloroform          

    B)  2,2,2 - trichloroethanol

    C)  trichloromethanol    

    D)  2,2,2- trichloropropanol

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    The reaction is\[2CC{{l}_{3}}CHO\xrightarrow[{}]{O{{H}^{-}}}\] \[\underset{sodium\,trichloroacetate}{\mathop{CC{{l}_{3}}COONa}}\,+\underset{2,2-2trichloroethanol}{\mathop{CC{{l}_{3}}C{{H}_{2}}OH}}\,\]

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