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The oxidation of toluene to benzaldehyde by chromyl chloride is called

Option: 1

Cannizzaro reaction

Option: 2

Wurtz reaction 

Option: 3

Etard reaction 

Option: 4

Reimar-Tiemann reaction

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Etard reaction -

Chromyl chloride oxidises methyl group to a chromium complex which is then hydrolysed to form the aldehyde

Hence, the correct answer is Option (3)

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