ChemistryBenzaldehyde and acetone can be best distinguished using

Benzaldehyde and acetone can be best distinguished using

  1. A

    Fehling's solution

  2. B

    Sodium hydroxide solution

  3. C

    2,4-DNP 

  4. D

    Tollen's reagent

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    Solution:

    Benzaldehyde is a weak reducing agent. It reduces ammoniacal silver nitrate solution to give silver mirror

    C6H5CHO+Ag2O2Ag+C6H5COOH

    Acetone is not easily oxidised & hence, does not give the Tollen's test.

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