O-chem glossary (3)

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O-chem glossary (3)
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  1. Carbonyl group
    A carbon atom double bonded to an oxygen atom
  2. ketone
    a carbonyl group bonded to two carbon atoms. The carbonyl group is never at the end of the chain.
  3. aldehyde
    a carbonyl group bonded to at least one hydrogen atom. The carbon in the carbonyl group is always numbered 1.
  4. oxydation of a primary alchohol results in...
    a corresponding aldehyde
  5. oxidation of a secondary alcohol results in...
    a ketone
  6. methanal's other name
    formaldehyde
  7. ethanal's other name
    acetaldehyde
  8. propanone's other name
    acetone
  9. ketones can be alternatively named by...
    specifying the substituents attached to the carbonyl group. e.g. methyl ethyl ketone

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