An organic compound A has the molecular formula C7H6O. When A is treated with NaOH followed by acid hydrolysis, it gives two products B and C. When B is oxidized, it gives A when A and C are each treated separately with PCl5, they give two different products D and E.
(i) Identify A, B, C, D, and E.
(ii) Give the chemical reaction when A is treated with NaOH and name the reaction.
- Aldehydes and Ketones - Chemical Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones - Nucleophilic Addition Reactions