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A Rapid formation of chloroforms via chlorination of base treated ketones signifies the presence of
A. butyl ketones. B. propyl ketones. C. isopropyl ketones. D. ethyl ketones.

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E. methyl ketones.
 

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This is the haloform reaction. It takes the methyl off a methyl ketone and replaces it with an O to form a carboxy acid plus a chloroform (CHCl3).