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I have a doubt, kindly clarify. Paraldehydeis

Paraldehyde is

  • Option 1)

    A trimer of formaldehyde

  • Option 2)

    A trimer of Acetaldehyde

  • Option 3)

    A hexmer of formaldehyde

  • Option 4)

    A hexamer of acetaldehyde

 
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As we learnt in

Polymerization of acetaldehyde -

–  Three molecules of acetaldehyde form paraldehyde used as hypnotic (sleep-inducing drug)

–  Four molecules of acetaldehyde form metaldehyde used as fuels in lamps.

- wherein


 

 3 molecules of acetaldehyde forms paraldehyde


Option 1)

A trimer of formaldehyde

This option is incorrect

Option 2)

A trimer of Acetaldehyde

This option is correct

Option 3)

A hexmer of formaldehyde

This option is incorrect

Option 4)

A hexamer of acetaldehyde

This option is incorrect

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