Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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

Answer

Definition (Ketone): A carbonyl group with two alkyl groups attached. Example: Propan-2-one $CH_3-CO-CH_3$

Work Step by Step

Definition: The carbonyl group, C=O, is the functional group for both aldehydes and ketones. A ketone has two alkyl groups bonded to the carbonyl group. Ketone names generally have the -one suffix. The general formula is R-CO-R' Example: Propan-2-one $CH_3-CO-CH_3$

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