Hi guys and girls, I was just thinking about why bezaldehyde is benzaldehyde not phenyldehyde. My teacher told me if you need to differentiate between a phenyl and a bezyl is that benzyl will have a carbon inbetween .. can anybody help me solve this i got confuse or correct me
If we draw bezaldehye there is no carboninbetween so surely its phenaldehyde (if that exists)
Thank you for your help and time
Phenyl = C6H5-
Benzyl = C6H5CH2-
So basically, benzyl = phenyl + 1 carbon
Benzaldehyde = C6H5CHO
To put it another way an alternate name of benzaldehyde is phenylmethanal
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