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Give a chemical test/suggest a reagent to distinguish between acetaldehyde from acetone.

Give a chemical test/suggest a reagent to distinguish between acetaldehyde from acetone.

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Kevin Nash
askIITians Faculty 332 Points
8 years ago

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Acetaldehyde can be distinguished from acetone by using Tollen’s reagent or Fehling solution or Schiff’s reagent. Only acetaldehyde responds to all these tests.

CH base 3CHO + [Ag(NH base 3) base 2]^+ OH^- ? RCOOH + Ag ?

Tollen’s reagent Silver mirror

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