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FSc Chemistry Book2, CH 12, LEC 13: Cannizzaros Reaction

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This video lecture from Aldehydes and Ketones  (F.Sc. second year Chemistry) covers Cannizaro’s Reaction. It takes place in the absence of any alpha hydrogen atoms and is a disproportionation (self oxidation-reduction) reaction. Out of 2 molecules taking part in the reaction, one is oxidized to a carboxylic acid and the other is reduced into an alcohol. The detailed mechanism followed is explained in the lecture. Find more e-learning material and educational video lectures in Urdu at These videos are free to use for promotional and commercial purpose by keeping the credits to Maktab.

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