Questions tagged [carbonyl-compounds]

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IUPAC name of aldehyde with two functional groups

I am confused as to what suffix to use for the following compound: Should it be carbaldehyde or just -al, like should it be propane-1,2-dicarbaldehyde or should it be propan-1,2-dial? Or maybe it's 1-...
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Name of proton directly bonded to a functional group e.g. carbonyl

For example, a carbon bonded to a carbonyl group is the alpha carbon, and has alpha protons. Following that there are beta and gamma carbons and protons. Is there a specific name for the proton in an ...
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Reaction of unsaturated lactone and alcohol

Image source I found this equation to turn this compound into an ketoester but I am unsure of the reaction mechanism. I postulate that the alcohol attacks the carboxyl carbon, the O becomes formally ...
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Carboxyllic acid Test

I'm currently in high school doing a project in chemistry. So I had to make a project where concepts from physical chemistry will be used alongside organic chemistry. After going through my book I ...
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Reaction of mixed carbonyl compound with ethylene glycol in acidic medium

I Know that there is cyclic ketal or cyclic acetal is formed when carbonyl compound reacts with ethylene glycol. But I am confused here because I am unable to decide what will be the major product ...
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Mechanism of acid-catalyzed Robinson annulation?

My professor posed my organic chemistry class a challenge problem for bonus points and I've been racking my brain over the last three days trying to work it out and I want to know if my solution is ...
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What are the unique reactions of conjugated carbon containing carbonyl compounds?

Various sources give different ideas about the reduction reaction of α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compounds which have conjugated carbon. Just like cinnamaldehyde do aliphatic α,β-unsaturated carbonyl ...
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Major product of Crossed-Cannizzaro Reaction between benzaldehyde and formaldehyde [duplicate]

I came across a question: Predict the major product when conc. $\ce{NaOH}$ is added to a mixture of $\ce{PhCHO}$ and $\ce{HCHO}$. According to me, as $\ce{HCHO}$ is less hindered and $\ce{>C=O}$ ...
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Does 2‐indanone form a stable hydrate?

Following up the question Formation of a stable hydrate. I understand that for cyclopropanone the change in hybridization is the reason for stabilization of hydrate since it relieves the angle strain. ...
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Comparing melting points of substituted benzaldehydes

The correct decreasing order of melting point for the given organic compounds is: 3 has maximum melting point because of intermolecular hydrogen bonding. I am unable to predict rest of the order ...
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Étard Reaction of Ethylbenzene

What is the major product when the following compound undergoes Étard reaction? Is it acetophenone or a terminal aldehyde. The mechanism discussed in Mechanism for an Étard reaction (chromium complex)...
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Reaction of glucose acetal with acetic anhydride

The following problem was asked in JEE Mains 2020 (Sept 2, Shift 1), Consider the following reactions: $\ce{ (i) Glucose + ROH ->[dry HCl] Acetal ->[$x$ eq. of (CH3CO)2O] acetyl derivative }$ $\...
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How to activate polystyrene with carboxyl group?

Is there a simple (that is one that requires few and not very exotic reagents) chemical reaction to "activate" or "functionalize" the polystyrene of a simple microtitre plate? In ...
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Formation of methane using Kolbe's electrolysis reaction

I have read in my book that methane cannot be formed using Kolbe's reaction (mechanism — Organic Chemistry Portal). And honestly, I kinda think I get where they are coming from: that two radicals are ...
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Oxidation of Unsymmetrical Ketones using Selenium Dioxide

I have searched the whole internet but I could only see examples where the authors of the article took $\ce{R1}$ and $\ce{R2}$ as the alkyl groups around the carbon. This is regarding the oxidation of ...
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Oxidation of hydroxyl groups of glucose

In all oxidation reactions of glucose, it seems that the aldehyde group alone gets oxidised and none of the hydroxyl groups. In one reaction with nitric acid, the aldehyde group and the terminal ...
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Why don't dicarboxylic acids show hydrogen bonding in spite of the fact that carboxylic acids exist usually as dimers in polar aprotic solvent? [closed]

I have seen several examples: The fact that maleic acid is more soluble in water than fumaric acid in spite of the fact that it must be able to show intramolecular hydrogen bonding. trans-...
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Help with mechanism similar to Robinson Annulation

I need to figure out a mechanism for this reaction. All I know is that it is supposed to have a similar mechanism to Robinson Annulation. This is the best I could come up with, but I've been told it ...
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Reaction Of Grignard's Reagent with Acyl Chloride

My organic chemistry book says that Grignard reagents react with acyl chloride just as hydride reagents. Further in an in-text question now using above theory, my answer is But Answer in Solution ...
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Why doesn't propynal give cannizzaro reaction?

Cannizzaro reaction is a disproportionation reaction which is given by aldehydes and ketones having no α-H, forming alcohol (reduction) and carboxylic acid (oxidation) as its products. The compound, ...
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Reaction of carboxylic acid with phosphorus trichloride

The reaction of carboxylic acid $\ce{RCOOH}$ with $\ce{PCl5}$/ $\ce{SOCl2}$ / $\ce{PCl3}$ yields an acyl chloride $\ce{RCOCl}$. With $\ce{PCl5}$ and $\ce{SOCl2}$ the reaction is quite simple utilizing ...
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Why aren't the hydrogen bonds in carboxyllic acids like this?

Why don't carboxylic acids form H-bonds in this formation with the red dots (diagonal) instead of the black dots (horizontal)? I was always taught that H-bonds formed between partially negative and ...
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Fate of compounds after radioactive decay [duplicate]

Let us say there is a $\ce{CO2}$ molecule containing $\ce{^{14}C}$ isotope. $\ce{^{14}C}$ undergoes decay to form $\ce{^{14}N}$. What happens to the molecule?Does it form $\ce{NO2}$? How are the ...
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Reaction of 2,3-dichlorobutanoate with a decarboxylating agent followed by hydrochloric acid and then aq. potassium hydroxide

Question $$\ce{CH3-CH(Cl)-CH(Cl)-COO- ->[-CO2]A->[HCl]B->[aq KOH]C}$$ Product C is: a) $\ce{CH3-CH2-CHO}$ b) $\ce{CH3-CH(OH)-CH2-CH2-OH}$ c) $\ce{CH3-CHO}$ d)$\ce{CH3-C(=O)-CH3}$ Answer My ...
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Reagent to reduce aliphatic aldehyde to alcohol while protecting double bond

I have a straight chain, aliphatic aldehyde (liquid) with a double bond in it. I want to reduce the terminal carbonyl group to an alcohol but without touching the C=C double bond. The double bond is ...
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Product of the reaction of ethyl acetoacetate with alkaline benzoyl chloride followed by addition of ammonium chloride

What does this β-keto ester give when reacted with $\ce{PhCOCl/NaOH}$ followed by $\ce{NH4Cl(aq)}?$ According to me, the $\ce{PhCOCl}$ should react with $\ce{NaOH}$ forming benzoic acid which should ...
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Reaction of acyl chlorides with diazomethane and silver(I) oxide

$$\ce{R-COOH ->[SOCl2,CH2N2][Ag2O/CH3OH] X}$$ While solving Carboxylic derivatives recently, I came across this. so following the reagents one by one- $\ce{SOCl2}$ will form acid chloride. $\ce{...
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Reactivity comparison between benzaldehyde and acetaldehyde [duplicate]

One of my teacher says that $\ce{Ph-CHO}$ is more reactive than $\ce{CH3-CHO}$ in performing nucleophillic addition reaction because $\ce{—Ph}$ is planar and thus offers less steric hindrance as ...
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Unusual hydrolysis of methyl 2,4,6‐trimethylbenzoate

Problem 223 from Conceptual Problems in Organic Chemsitry by Singh [1, p. 367]: The given answer is b and I don't get why. Usual ester hydrolysis would've given a. I somehow managed to know that the ...
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Tollen's Test with Salicylaldehyde

I have read that Tollens' test is given by aldehydes. The aldehyde is oxidised to a carboxylate ion and silver is deposited. My teacher had given me notes which pointed that salicylaldehyde does not ...
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Cleavage of C-C bond in 1,2-diketo compounds with periodic acid

Today we learned the Malaprade reaction in class. My teacher told me that a similar reaction can take place when the substrate is a 1,2-diketo or 1-keto-2-hydroxy or even 1-hydroxy-2-amino(in presence ...
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Beckmann rearrangement v/s dehydration of Oximes

In the above question, A is an oxime, which is then reacted with phosphorus pentoxide. Now, phosphorus pentoxide is both a dehydrating reagent and a reagent used for Beckmenn rearrangement, but which ...
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Stereoisomers of metaldehyde and paraldehyde

(1) In case of paraldehyde I see 3 similar chiral carbons. So I divided it into 2 subcases -two methyls above the plane and one below the plane -all three above the plane so, that makes it 2. When I ...
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Nitro-substitution [closed]

Here I expected (b) to happen via nucleophilic substitution, but contrary to that (a) is the one occuring. What exactly is happening here?
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Comparison between hot conc. KMnO4 and cold KMnO4

Recently while solving carbonyl compounds I came across this. What all can cold KMnO4 do? Can it oxidize aldehydes too, along with oxidizing alkene to vicinal diols? (I need a thorough comparison in ...
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Priority order of attack of grignard reagents on functional groups

Recently I was solving carbonyl compounds and I came across this. Is there some priority order, or logic behind why alcohol reacts first with Grignard reagent and then ketone. Whereas ester could've ...
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Why aren't nitriles very good electrophiles?

I was wondering why nitriles do not react as electrophiles like carbonyl unless they have to, given that the C-N triple bond is still pretty polarized. The LUMO will be higher in energy than a ...
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Forming ester from amide using protonated alcohol as catalyst

In my level of understanding, if I want to make an amide from an ester, I should add: $\ce{H3O+}$ for hydrolysis to make carboxylic acid $\ce{SOCl2}$ to form acid chloride $\ce{ROH}$, pyridine to ...
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Why doesn't HIO4 cleave acetals?

Recently, I started reading about the cleavage reactions done by $\ce{HIO4}$.I came across a statement which read $\ce{HIO4}$ can't cleave acetals but it can cleave hemiacetals. But when I tried to ...
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Does acetoacetic ester give haloform test?

According to my class notes, acetoacetic ester doesn't give haloform test, but I feel that it should. I know that the methyl group on acetoacetic ester is not responsible for the haloform test. First, ...
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Enamine Formation in a Diketone

I am trying to form an enamine, and I was trying to figure out if the following reaction is possible: Would this reaction terminate after the formation of the shown product, or will the other ...
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Mesomeric effect in crotonaldehyde [closed]

I tried making structures using lone pair of oxygen but I am unable to achieve a structure which doesn't violate the octet rule.
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In which condition CO uses the oxygen end for bonding?

Generally Metal Carbonyl complex are formed from Carbon end. Is it possible under some specific condition that the Oxygen end is used? (PS -I know about the structures of M-CO bonding)
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Reduction of carbonyl compound by LAH (in anhydrous ether) followed by reaction by acidic water

What will be the final product upon reaction of $\ce{CH2=CH-CH2-C6H4-CH=CH-CHO}$ with $\ce{LiAlH4}$ (in dry ether) followed by acidic water? LAH will reduce the carbonyl group to alcoholic group and ...
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Selective carbonyl protection using ethylene glycol [closed]

Can anyone explain to me which position is more favourable to form ketal i.e aldehyde or ketone Also which reducing agent also reduce this ketal. And how thioketal formed from thioethyleneglycol ...
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Reaction of multiple diols with sulphuric acid [closed]

Find the total number of possible products I can think of atleast three reactions that will take place in the acidic medium: Pinacol-Pinacolone rearrangement Intermolecular dehydration (leading to ...
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How does a cyclization occur with a carboxylic acid and (CF3CO)2O?

The product of the reaction below is unsaturated, bicyclic ketone, but I'm confused as to how (CF3CO)2O reacts with it to cause the cyclization. There is no base involved so I don't know how the ...
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Decomposition of oxalic acid [closed]

Normally, carboxylic acids on heating form an anhydride. However, Oxalic acid on heating undergoes decomposition to yield $\ce{(CO + H2O)}$. Why does not Oxalic acid form an anhydride?
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Grignard reagent will act as a base or a nucleophile [duplicate]

R- from grignard reagent (RMgBr) and gilmann's reagent (R2CuLi) although being a strong base reduces the carbonyl group and does not act as a base. Why can't it abstract the alpha hydrogen forming an ...
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Carboxylic acid bond lengths in 3-carboxycyclobutane-1-carboxylate

Select correct order of bond length of the above bond P, Q, R & S: (A) P > R > S > Q (B) Q > R = S > P (C) S > Q > R > P (D) None of these I think the answer should be (D) ...

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