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Solution - Describe Cannizzaro Reaction - CBSE (Science) Class 12 - Chemistry

Question

Describe Cannizzaro reaction

Solution

Cannizzaro reaction:

The self oxidation-reduction (disproportionation) reaction of aldehydes having no α-hydrogens on treatment with concentrated alkalis is known as the Cannizzaro reaction. In this reaction, two molecules of aldehydes participate where one is reduced to alcohol and the other is oxidized to carboxylic acid.

For example, when ethanol is treated with concentrated potassium hydroxide, ethanol and potassium ethanoate are produced.

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 NCERT Chemistry Textbook for Class 12 Part 2 (with solutions)
Chapter 12: Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Q: 16.2 | Page no. 378

Reference Material

Solution for question: Describe Cannizzaro Reaction concept: null - Chemical Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones - Reactions Due to A-hydrogen. For the courses CBSE (Science), CBSE (Arts), PUC Karnataka Science, CBSE (Commerce)
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