Cannizzaro reaction(redirected from Cannizaro's reaction)
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Cannizzaro reaction[kän·it′sär·ō rē′ak·shən]
The reaction in which aldehydes that do not have a hydrogen attached to the carbon adjacent to the carbonyl group, upon encountering strong alkali, readily form an alcohol and an acid salt.
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