Treatment of propionaldehyde with dil. NaOH solution gives
  • a)
     CH3CH2CHOHCH(CH3) CHO
  • b)
    CH3CH2COOCH2CH2CH3
  • c)
    CH3CH2CHOHCH2CH2CHO
  • d)
    CH3CH2COCH2CH2CHO
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?
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Bindaas Boy answered Jul 08, 2020
CH3​CH2​CHO+CH3​∣C​H2​​CHOdil.NaOH​CH3​−CH2​−C∣HOH−CH3​∣C​​HCHO


As propanal contain alpha hydrogen it undergoes self aldol condensation to give beta hydroxy(aldol) compound

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