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Carbonyl Group

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  • A carbon-oxygen double bond in an organic compound is called the carbonyl group.




    The carbon atom in a carbonyl group is called the carbonyl carbon and the oxygen atom the carbonyl oxygen.



    A compound containing one or more carbonyl groups is called a carbonyl compound.

    see also aldehyde, ketone, acid chloride, carboxylic acid ester, amide, carboxylic acid