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Ketone

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  • A ketone is a carbonyl compound in whose molecule the carbonyl carbon is bonded to two carbon atoms.

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    The carbonyl group in a ketone is called the keto group.

     

     

     

    see also cyclic ketone, symmetrical ketone, unsymmetrical ketone, methyl ketone