Ketones vs Aldehydes

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nelms6678
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Ketones vs Aldehydes

Postby nelms6678 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:23 pm

When given line structures what should we look for that distinguishes a ketone from an aldehyde since they're pretty similar?

Zane Mills 1E
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Re: Ketones vs Aldehydes

Postby Zane Mills 1E » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:28 pm

An aldehyde always ends in a hydrogen while a ketone has a carbon on both sides. Think of aldehyde as "hiding the hydrogen"

Vincent Chiang 1L
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Re: Ketones vs Aldehydes

Postby Vincent Chiang 1L » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:29 pm

Aldehydes' C is bonded to either 1 or 2 H. Ketones' C is bonded to 2 C.


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