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Why pyruvic acid give IODOFORM. In my view it s should not bcuz it reacts with Naoh

Why pyruvic acid give IODOFORM. In my view it s should not bcuz it reacts with Naoh

Grade:12th pass

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Bhavya
askIITians Faculty 1281 Points
6 years ago
Dear student
Any compound having CH3-C=O or CH3-CH-OH group will give iodoform test, since pyruvic acid (see structure) also contains the same hence it gives iodoform test.505-886_pyruvic acid.png
You can refer to S.P.Bhutani practical organic chemistry for cross-checking.

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