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Distinguish Between: C6H5-COCH3 and C6H5-CHO - Chemistry

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Distinguish between:

C6H5-COCH3 and C6H5-CHO

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Solution

Acetophenone has methyl group attached to carbonyl carbon while benzaldehyde does not. Therefore, we can use iodoform test to distinguish between the two. Acetophenone will undergo iodoform test and give a yellow precipitate.

Concept: Aldehydes and Ketones - Chemical Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones - Oxidation
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