Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Question

Trichloroacetaldehyde was subjected to Cannizzaro's reaction by using NaOH. The mixture of the products contains sodium trichloroacetate ion and another compound. The other compound is

  • 2, 2, 2-Trichloroethanol

  • Trichloromethanol

  • 2, 2, 2-Trichloropropanol

  • Chloroform

Answer

A.

2, 2, 2-Trichloroethanol

The Cannizzaro product of given reaction yields 2, 2, 2-trichloroethanol.

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