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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from Prentice Hall Chemistry: Online Textbook HelpChapter 23 / Lesson 4