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What is meant by Oxime? Give an example of the reaction - Chemistry

What is meant by the following terms? Give an example of the reaction in each case.


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Solution 1

Oxime: Oximes are a class of organic compounds having the general formula RR′CNOH, where R is an organic side chain and R′ is either hydrogen or an organic side chain. If R′ is H, then it is known as aldoxime and if R′ is an organic side chain, it is known as ketoxime.

On treatment with hydroxylamine in a weakly acidic medium, aldehydes or ketones form oximes.

Solution 2

Oximes are produced when aldehydes or ketones react with hydroxyl amine in weakly acidic medium.

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NCERT Class 12 Chemistry Textbook
Chapter 12 Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Q 1.6 | Page 377
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