Carbonyl group Watch
I'm trying to identify the carbonyl groups in the following 4 molecules.
I can easily find the location of the functional carbonyl group in molecules A and C (the top group in both cases), but am unable to locate the group in either B or D. It isn't obvious to me where this group is hiding; it is within the CH2OH group in molecule B, and within the CHO group in molecule D?
I believe there is supposed to be a carbonyl group hidden somewhere in each of these molecules.
Please might anyone be able to point them out to me?
Thank you very much
... so are the molecules.
There is no carbonyl group in B and in D it's the group at the top, in turquoise, an aldehyde. Terminal carbonyls are written as CHO to distinguish them from COH (alcohol) groups.