In Cannizzaro reaction given below :-


In Cannizzaro reaction given below :-

the slowest step is :-

  1. The abstraction of proton from the carboxylic group

  2. The deprotonation of $\mathrm{PhCH}_{2} \mathrm{OH}$

  3. The attack of : $\stackrel{\ominus}{\mathrm{OH}}$ at the carboxyl group

  4. The transfer of hydride to the carbonyl group

Correct Option: , 4


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