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Homework Help: Cannizzaro Reaction

  1. May 19, 2007 #1
    Since there is 50% to produce either of the alcohol or carboxylic acid from 1mol of Aldehyde, does that mean when we calculate the %yield of either product we need to divide the mol of aldehyde by 2 since the ratio is 1 aldehyde to 1/2 of either product? :confused: Thanks!
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  3. May 21, 2007 #2


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    If you write the balanced equation, you will have the answer you are looking for.
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