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- Assertion: 2, 2, dimethyl propanal give Cannizaro reaction with concentrated NaOH
. Assertion: 2, 2, dimethyl propanal give Cannizaro reaction with concentrated NaOH
Reason: Cannizaro is a disproportionation reaction
Answer ||| (b)
Solution ||| 2,2-dimethyl propanal [(CH3) C(CH3)2CHO] has no a-H atom, thus, readily undergoes Cannizaro reaction, as
The reactions in which same compound undergoes oxidation and reduction, are called disproportionation reactions. Hence, Cannizaro reaction is a disproportionation reaction.