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    A. What chemical tests might be used to ditinguish between pentanal and 2-pentanone; between benzyl alcohol and diphenylmethanol?
    b. Pinacol upon heating in aqueous acid, rearranges to form pinacolone. Suggest a mechanism for this reaction.

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    The solution discusses the chemical test that might be used. It also suggests a mechanism for their reaction.

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