How to identify a compound whether it is ketone,carboxylic acid,aldehyde or alcohol when its chemical formula is given?Give example.
Asked by | 15th Feb, 2012, 06:20: PM
ALways remember the general formula for these compounds.
Aldehydes and ketones have CnH2nO(HCHO; CH3CHO; CH3COCH3)
Acids have CnH2nO2 (CH3COOH; CH3CH2COOH)
Alcohol have CnH2n+2O (CH3OH)
Answered by | 16th Feb, 2012, 01:58: PM
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