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Sun March 11, 2012 By: Jishnu Jayachandran

What is the condition for an alcohol to react with NaOH/Iodine.

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Mon March 12, 2012
Only methyl ketones react with NaOH/Iodine solution to give yellow ppt of CHI3. Therefore the ethanol(1o alcohol) reacts with NaOH/Iodine solution to give yellow ppt of CHI3.
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