Which of the following compounds undergoes the Cannizzaro reaction?

  1. A

    Acetaldehyde

  2. B

    Acetone

  3. C

    Benzaldehyde

  4. D

    Propanal

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    Solution:

    Benzaldehyde does not show Cannizzaro reaction. Because they do not contain any a-hydrogen, benzaldehyde and formaldehyde do not undergo aldol condensation and only produce the byproducts of Cannizzaro's reaction.

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