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Alliphatic & aromatic aldehydes can be differentiated by

(a) Schiff's reagent test
(b) Fehling's solution test
(c) 2,4-DNP test
(d) None of these
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Answer: Fehling's solution test

Fehling's solution test is given by alliphatic aldehydes only and hence can be used to distinguish between alliphatic and aromatic aldehydes. Ketones do not give this test.

answered Jan 24, 2014 by mosymeow_1