Aldehydes and Carbonyl

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Aldehydes and Carbonyl

Postby 504594108 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:57 pm

What's the difference between aldehydes and carbonyls?

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Re: Aldehydes and Carbonyl

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:48 pm

An aldehyde occurs at the end of a carbon chain (meaning it always has a hydrogen attached to the carbonyl carbon), whereas a ketone occurs internally within a carbon chain (and thus has two carbons attached to the carbonyl carbon).

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