Question

in your own words, explain the mechanism of the Crossed Cannizzaro Reaction, ie, how the products are generated: C HO но он H H Formalin pk = 13.27 Ⓒo H H

H = H: (hydride) CI H = H* (proton) -[H*] H-OH CI OH Hydride Transfer 1,2-AdN+[H:] (rate determining step) Proton Transfer +[H*] H H -[H*] Loo H H Formalin dianion (aqueous hydride donor) H. too H © CI formate alkoxide (The "spectating" potassium cations are omitted for clarity)

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