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    If you were carrying out an industrial scale synthesis in which one step involve a haloform reaction to convert a methyl ketone into the corresponding acid having one less carbon atom, would you use NaOH and Cl2, NaOH and Br2, or NaOH and I2 reagent? Give reasons for your choice.

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    In the haloform reaction, methyl ketones(and the only methyl aldehyde, acetaldehyde) are cleaved with halogen (Br, Cl, I) and a base. ...