Chapter 4: Carbon and Its Compounds

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Carbon and Its Compound


Butanone is a four-carbon compound with the functional group:

(a) carboxylic acid

(b) aldehyde

(c) ketone

(d) alcohol


‘But’ prefix denotes that the compound has four carbon atoms while ‘one’ suffix denotes that the compound contains ‘C=O’ compound, that is a ketonic group. The structure of butanone is shown below:

Therefore, the correct answer is (c) ketone.

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