Is'nt the -COH formula used for the alcohol group? How can it be Aldehyde when there is only a single bond between carbon and oxygen as shown in the question? For Aldehyde there should have been a double bond between carbon and oxygen.

Asked by Akshai R K | 20th Feb, 2014, 11:32: PM

Expert Answer:

According to IUPAC Nomenclature,
C-OH is alcohol functional group
is aldehydic group which is abbriviated as -CHO.

Answered by  | 21st Feb, 2014, 10:47: AM

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