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

Expert Answer:

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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