Cannizzaro reaction

noun Can·niz·za·ro reaction \ ¦kanə¦zä(ˌ)rō- , -nət¦sä- \

Definition of Cannizzaro reaction

: a reaction of aldehydes with caustic alkali in which one molecule of aldehyde is reduced to the corresponding alcohol and another molecule is oxidized to the salt of the corresponding acid

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Origin and Etymology of cannizzaro reaction

after Stanislao Cannizzaro †1910 Italian chemist


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