JEE Main & Advanced AIEEE Solved Paper-2005

  • question_answer p-cresol reacts with chloroform in alkaline medium to give the compound A which adds hydrogen cyanide to form, the compound B. The latter on acidic hydrolysis gives chiral carboxylic acid. The structure of the carboxylic acid is     AIEEE  Solved  Paper-2005

    A)

    B)       

    C)

    D)       

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    (\[OH\]is more activating than\[C{{H}_{3}}\]in o, p-directing, thus ?CHO goes to ortho w.r.t. \[OH\])


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