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Why pyruvic acid gives IODOFORM test. I think it should give this test. It is a acid and will react with base

Why pyruvic acid gives IODOFORM test. I think it should give this test. It is a acid and will react with base

Grade:12th pass

1 Answers

Anjali Ahuja
askIITians Faculty 240 Points
5 years ago
Hello Dear,
Iodoform test is done to identify CO-CH3 group in aldehyde & ketones.
See the structure of Pyruvic acid.
It can react with base as well but that will not be an identification test.
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