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Acetal

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  • An acetal is a compound that has the following general structural formula.

    • R1 = H, alkylaryl
    • R2, R3 = alkyl (In most acetals, R2 = R3.)

    eg:

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    The functional group 1 in an organic molecule is called the acetal group; the carbon atom bearing the two oxygen atoms is the acetal carbon.

     

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