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Upon treatment with Al(OEt)3 followed by usual reaction (work up), CH3CHO will produce A. only CH3COOCH2CH3 B. a mixture of CH3COOH and EtOH C. only CH3COOH D. only EtOH

Upon treatment with Al(OEt)3
followed by usual reaction (work up), CH3CHO will produce
A. only CH3COOCH2CH3 B. a mixture of CH3COOH and EtOH
C. only CH3COOH D. only EtOH

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Saurabh Koranglekar
askIITians Faculty 10336 Points
2 years ago

The Tishchenko Reaction is adisproportionationreaction that allows thepreparation of estersfrom two equivalents of analdehyde.Catalystsare aluminium alkoxides or sodium alkoxides.
CH3​CHOon treatment with aluminium alkoxide gives esterCH3​COOCH2​CH3​only as it undergoes Tischenko reaction.
Vikas TU
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2 years ago
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