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why benzophenone does not undergo cannizaro reaction as well as aldol condensation ?

why benzophenone does not undergo cannizaro reaction as well as aldol condensation ?

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
8 years ago

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remember ketone having no alpha hydrogen will not under cannizaro reaction.

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sunil kr
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Aryan
11 Points
5 years ago
It does not undergo vannozarro reaction because it is a ketone ."Ketones as a rule dont undergo canizzaro reaction.Alpha hydrogen is needed for aldol condensation.Since Benzephenone doesnt contain alpha hydrogen it cant undergo aldol condensation.

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