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The molecule below contains both an aldehyde and ketone functional group. Select only the...

Question:

The molecule below contains both an aldehyde and ketone functional group. Select only the carbonyl carbon atom of the aldehyde functional group.

Aldehyde vs ketone

Aldehyde and ketones, both have a C=O bond in them. The difference in them is: ketones have alkyl groups on both sides of the C=O carbon, while in aldehyde, at least one side has H attached to the C=O carbon.

Answer and Explanation:

The carbon with one star in the diagram represents the aldehyde functional group carbon, while the carbon with two stars in the diagram represents the ketone functional group carbon.


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Ketones & Aldehydes: Structure, Properties & Uses

from Prentice Hall Chemistry: Online Textbook Help

Chapter 23 / Lesson 4
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