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What should be the mechanism for hydrolysis of benzalchloride to benzaldehyde? enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ What is the product of second step C6H5CCl ? The valency of C is not satisfied. $\endgroup$ – JM97 Sep 3 '16 at 6:36
  • $\begingroup$ Its a carbene sort of a structure $\endgroup$ – Prakhar Sep 3 '16 at 6:38
  • $\begingroup$ How carbon gets double bonded oxygen in last step? $\endgroup$ – JM97 Sep 3 '16 at 6:41
  • $\begingroup$ check the answer now $\endgroup$ – Prakhar Sep 3 '16 at 6:46
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    $\begingroup$ I don’t believe this unless you back it with a mechanism-researching paper. $\endgroup$ – Jan Sep 3 '16 at 9:07

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