Benzyl alcohol and sodium benzoate is obtained by the action of sodium hydroxide on benzaldehyde. This reaction is known as
Option 1Perkin’s reaction
Option 2Cannizzaro’s reaction
Option 3Sandmeyer’s reaction
Option 4Claisen condensation
Benzaldehyde on treatment with 50% aqueous or ethanolic alkali solution undergoes Cannizzaro’s reaction like HCHO (no -hydrogen atom) i.e., one molecule is oxidised and one is reduced with the formation of benzoic acid and benzyl alcohol respectively.