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    Explain the fact that even though dibenzoylmethane (C6H5COCH2COC6H5) is not a methyl ketone, it gives a positive iodoform test when treated with the NaOH and I2.

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    Although dibenzoylmethane (C6H5COCH2COC6H5) is not a methyl ketone, it gives a positive iodoform test when treated
    with the NaOH and I2 because of the availability of the C=O group. In the accompanying figure, the mechanism of this ...

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