Explain: "Butanal is more polar than ethoxyethane"

Asked by vaibhav gupta | 14th Jan, 2014, 06:58: PM

Expert Answer:

Aldehyde and ketone contain polar carbonyl group having pi bond which cleaves due to difference in their electronegativity.

The presence of two electron donating alkyl groups around the carbonyl (C=O) group in ketone makes the molecule more polar than in case of aldehydes.

Hence, the interactions between molecules of ketones is stronger than between molecules of aldehydes.

Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 14th Jan, 2014, 07:15: PM

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