Trichloroacetaldehyde was subjected to Cannizzaro’s reaction by using NaOH. The mixture of the products contains sodium trichloroacetate ion and another compound. The other compound is

  • Option 1)

    2,2,2-trichloroethanol

  • Option 2)

    trichloromethanol

  • Option 3)

    2,2,2-trichloropropanol

  • Option 4)

    chloroform

 

Answers (1)

As we learnt in

Cannizzaro's reaction -

Shown by aldehydes which do not have \alpha- H atom and undergo disproportion (self-oxidation reduction) process to produce alcohol and carboxylic acid salt.

- wherein

2HCHO\overset{conc.NaOH}{\rightarrow}HCOONa+CH_{3}OH

 

 Cannizzaro product of given reaction yields 2,2,2-trichloroethanol

Cannizzaro


Option 1)

2,2,2-trichloroethanol

This option is correct

Option 2)

trichloromethanol

This option is incorrect

Option 3)

2,2,2-trichloropropanol

This option is incorrect

Option 4)

chloroform

This option is incorrect

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