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Tollins' reagent oxidises aldehydes to carboxylic acids and this generates "silver mirror" precipitate.This reaction is used as a simple "wet chemistry" test to distinguish between aldehydes (silver mirror) and ketones (no silver mirror).
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|Aldehyde (AS/A2 generic)||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
|Tollens' reagent||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
|Carboxylic acid (AS/A2 generic)||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
|Silver||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
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