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Which one of the following will most readily by dehydrated in acidic conditions?

a)

b)

c)

d)


Question ID - 104173 | Toppr Answer

Which one of the following will most readily by dehydrated in acidic conditions?

a)

b)

c)

d)

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Answer Key : (a) -

(a)

a. It is -keto alcohol, which is easily dehydrated

d. -Hydroxy aldehyde or ketones readily undergo dehydration giving ,  -unsaturated carbonyl compounds, due to the easy loss of acidic H atom at -C atom. The acidic nature of H atom at -C atom is due to the presence of an  -withdrawing carbonyl group



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