Problem: Tollens' test is a classical method to determine if a carbonyl compound is either an aldehyde or ketone. Which of the following statements is true regarding this method?A. An aldehyde is oxidized to the carboxylate salt and a ketone is unchanged.B. A positive test for Tollens' test is formation of a silver mirror.C. Silver ion (Ag+) is reduced to Ag°.D. Statements A, B and C above are true.E. Statements A, B and C are not true.

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Tollens' test is a classical method to determine if a carbonyl compound is either an aldehyde or ketone. Which of the following statements is true regarding this method?

A. An aldehyde is oxidized to the carboxylate salt and a ketone is unchanged.

B. A positive test for Tollens' test is formation of a silver mirror.

C. Silver ion (Ag+) is reduced to Ag°.

D. Statements A, B and C above are true.

E. Statements A, B and C are not true.

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