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How Will You Convert Ethanal into the Following Compounds? But-2-enal - Chemistry

How will you convert ethanal into the following compounds?

But-2-enal

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Solution

On treatment with dilute alkali, ethanal gives 3-hydroxybutanal which on heating produces but-2-enal.

Concept: Physical Properties of Aldehydes and Ketones
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NCERT Class 12 Chemistry Textbook
Chapter 12 Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Q 8.2 | Page 378
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