Aldehydes and Ketones

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Aldehydes and Ketones
1011303Aldehydes and KetonesA large number of natural and manmade compounds are aldehydes (al-dah-hides) and ketones (key-tones). Both families contain the carbonyl (car-bow-kneel), , group. The carbonyl group is of particular interest because it is a polar group and undergoes many types of reactions including nucleophilic addition, substitution, oxidation, and reduction reactions.
Daniel R. Bloch: Organic Chemistry, Second edition. Aldehydes and Ketones, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export