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The cannizzaro reaction is given below :


$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;\text{Attack of OH-ion}\\(b)\;\text{Transfer of hydride ion}\\(c)\;\text{Inter molecular proton transfer}\\(d)\;\text{Both a and b}\end{array}$

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In the cannizzaro reaction,transfer of hydride ion step is slowest step.
Hence (b) is the correct answer.
answered Feb 20, 2014 by sreemathi.v
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