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Aldehydes and Ketones

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    Aldehydes and ketones are characterized by the presence of a carbonyl group (C=O), and their reactivity can generally be understood by recognizing that the carbonyl carbon contains a partial positive charge (\(\delta^+\)) and the carbonyl oxygen contains a partial negative charge (\(\delta^-\)). Aldehydes are typically more reactive than ketones.


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