Roni posted an Question
October 28, 2021 • 05:48 am 30 points
  • IIT JAM
  • Chemistry (CY)

Organic reaction please answer my questions as soon as possible

organic reaction please answer my questions as soon as possible

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  • Shreyasi majumdar 1 Best Answer

    Aldehydes containing no α−H atoms on heating with a concentrated alkali solution (50%)undergo Cannizzaro's reaction. Here, c and d has alpha H. In 2-methylpropanal, due to +I-effect of the two alkyl groups attached to alpha-carbon, the carbanion of 2-methylpropanal is not stable. In other words, instead of forming its carbanion, 2-methylpropanal prefers to undergo nucleophilic attack by OH- ion at the aldehyde leading to the formation of cannizzaro products. So, correct option is d

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