Problem: Which functional group can give a false positive for the Jones test?a) Ketoneb) Aldehydec) Phenolsd) 3° alcohol

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Jones Test: test for 1° and 2° alcohols


a) Ketones: unreactive to Jones test

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Which functional group can give a false positive for the Jones test?

a) Ketone

b) Aldehyde

c) Phenols

d) 3° alcohol

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