I came across the following question :
My reasoning was as follows :
- It can't be option (c) because there is no chance of losing a carbon during Cannizzaro's reaction
- It can't be option (b) because basically option (c) gives (b) finally
- It can't be option (a) or option (d) because we can't have all carb acid groups or all alcohol groups. we need a combination of both.
So, are the options wrong?