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Shouldn't the Cl- be placed beside the charged N+ ion when writing the structural formula of Benzenediazonium chloride?

With respect to the point of your question, both ion placements are acceptable for the specified form of the salt's structural formula. From section GR-7.2 Positioning of components [1, p. 383] (...
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Reaction between 1,2-bis(buta-1,3-dien-1-yl)cyclohexan-1-ol and potassium hydride in THF

You are correct, it is indeed an oxy-Cope rearrangement and the macroexpansion gives the 14-membered ketone. From Paquette [1, p. 13979]: In like fashion, the macroexpansion of 38 and related ...
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Does methyl or aldehyde group have higher priority when choosing the main chain of carbonyl compound?

Both names 4-formylpentanoic acid and 4-methyl-5-oxopentanoic acid are correct. In particular, the following rules of Section P-44 apply to both names: The parent structure has the maximum number of ...
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Why does acetone give a positive test in Tollens test?

Acetone does NOT give a positive Tollens test. This learning resource specifically states that Tollens may be used to distinguish between acetaldehyde and acetone. This Quora answer here confirms. ...
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