Formaldehyde when treated with KOH gives methanol and potassium formate. The reaction is known as:

(a) Perkin's reaction

(b) Claisen's reaction

(c) Cannizzaro's reaction 

(d) Knoevenagel's reaction

Concept Videos :-

#1 | Preparation of Carbonyl Compounds: I
#2 | Preparation of Carbonyl Compounds: II
#3 | Aromatic Carbonyl Compounds
#4 | Properties of Carbonyl Compounds: I
#5 | Properties of Carbonyl Compounds: II
#6 | Properties of Carbonyl Compounds: III

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Preparation & properties of Aldehydes and Ketones
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