Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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ISBN 13: 978-0-32176-841-4

Chapter 2 - Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules - Study Problems: 2-24 g

Answer

Definition: A carbonyl group with one alkyl group and one hydrogen. Example: Ethanal (acetaldehyde) $CH_3CHO$

Work Step by Step

Definition: The carbonyl group, C=O, is the functional group for both aldehydes and ketones. An aldehyde has one alkyl group and a hydrogen atom bonded to the carbonyl group. General formula RCHO. Example: Ethanal (acetaldehyde) $CH_3CHO$
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