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Jan 27, 2011
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I'm finding myself perplexed by this section.

Compound A has positive Jones and Tollens' which indicates to me a Aldehyde. It also reactions in silver nitrate and CH3Cl to form a precipitate which indicates an alcohol.

Question #9 affirms that compound A is an alcohol but I'm don't see how it would register a positive for tollen's test (a specific test for aldehydes I thought) as primary or secondary alcohol.

Something I am missing here?