The Cannizzaro reaction is not given by

  1. A

    trimethylactaldehyde

  2. B

    benzaldehyde

  3. C

    acetaldehyde

  4. D

    formaldehyde

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    Solution:

    CH3CHO contains α-hydrogen atom. It will not show Cannizzaro reaction.

    caustic alkali and aldehydes react, with one aldehyde molecule being reduced to the equivalent alcohol and another being oxidised to the salt of the corresponding acid

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