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ACETIC ACID GIVES POSTIVE IDO-FORM TEST?

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Fri February 22, 2008

Acetic acid gives positive iodoform test as it has alpha carbon adjacent to C to O double bond. It will form CI3CHO with iodine and NaOH which than gives CHI3 as yellow ppt.

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