Question
Tue February 21, 2012 By:
 

Why CHO group cannot be present in the middle of the carbon atom chain?

Expert Reply
Tue February 21, 2012
CHO group cannot be present in the middle of any chain because in CHO , carbon is attached to one hydrogen and doubly bonded to oxygen ,since hydrogen can only form one bond and carbon can form only 4 covalent bond so the only possilble position for -CHO is at the terminal of the chain
Related Questions
H M
Ask the Expert