Which of the following compounds will not undergo aldol condensation

Options :
  1. formaldehyde
  2. acetaldehyde
  3. acetone
  4. propioaldehyde

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Answer: Option 1


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By: Abhishek On: May/15/2016

For aldol condensation the carbon atom adjacent to carbonyl group (C=O group) should have atleast one hydrogen..formaldehyde has no such carbon atom attached to carbonyl group.

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