Why does methyl ethanoate not give iodoform test?, Chemistry

Why does methyl ethanoate not give iodoform test while ethyl ethanoate does?

Ans) Iodoform test for esters is the test given by its products on hydrolysis

methyl ethanoate gives methanol and ethanoic acid

etyl ethanoate gives ethanol and ethanoic acid

fuirther methanol on oxidation gives formaldehyde and ethanol gives ethanal so ethanal and hence ethanol gives positive iodoform test therefore ethyl ethanoate responds whereas methyl ethanotae doesnt

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