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Organic Chemistry

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Acid Derivatives

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All the following reactions can be used for the preparation of carboxylic acids, except:

A Ester hydrolysis
B Nitrile hydrolysis
C By the reaction of Grignard reagent with carbon dioxide
D By the reduction of aldehydes
Ans. D Choices A, B, and C describe possible ways of preparing carboxylic acids. Oxidation of an aldehyde can result in a carboxylic acid.