February 20, 2017

Homework Help: Chemistry

Posted by anonymous on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 11:45pm.

1. Explain how aldehydes are distinguished from ketones.
My thought: Ketones contains a carbonyl group within a carbon chain. Unlike ketones, aldehydes contains a carbonyl group at the end of the carbon chain.This made aldehydes distinguished from ketones.

2. Water will not remove fingernail polish, yet acetone will. Explain how acetone works as a fingernail polish remover.
I had no ideas about that.

Thank you!

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