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A keto ester  with molecular formula  on treatment with  does not give iodoform but on boiling with dilute KOH gives a compound  with molecular formula  which upon acidification followed by heating undergoes decarboxylation to give acetone. The keto ester  is

a)

b)

c)

d)


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A keto ester  with molecular formula  on treatment with  does not give iodoform but on boiling with dilute KOH gives a compound  with molecular formula  which upon acidification followed by heating undergoes decarboxylation to give acetone. The keto ester  is

a)

b)

c)

d)

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Answer Key : (b) -

(b)

The keto-ester  does not give haloform reaction inspite of the presence of  group in it. The reason is the presence of active methylene group ), which prevents the conversion of



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