RAJASTHAN ­ PET Rajasthan PET Solved Paper-2012

  • question_answer A carbonyl compound reacts with hydrogen cyanide to form cyanbhydrin which on hydrolysis forms a racemic mixture of a\[\alpha -\]ydroxy acid. The carbonyl compound is

    A)  acetaldehyde

    B)  acetone

    C)  diethyl ketone

    D)  formaldehyde

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

      If it is racemic mixture, therefore such 'C' atom must be asymmetric carbon atom. [a]   [b] [c] [d]


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