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Iodoform Test for Resorcinol

by VishalChauhan
Tags: iodoform, organic chemistry, resorcinol
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Jan21-14, 04:39 AM
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Why does Resorcinol (1,3-dihydroxy benzene) respond to iodoform test? There is no Ch3-CO- group and even if resorcinol tautomerises to give one it is impossible to break open a benzene ring to form CHI3.
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