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What do thiols need to react with in order to be water soluble and why?
strong bases, in order to form water-soluble salts. thiols are weak acids and do not readily dissove in water
why are aldehydes and ketones polar molecules?
they both have alkyl groups attached to them which are nonpolar. The overall polarity of the molecule comes from the carboxyl group. The C is partially postive, the O is partially negative
Discuss the BP of aldehydes and ketones
-no hydrogen bonding
-both have a lower BP than alcohol and carboxylic acids of comparable molecular weight
-weak intermolecular forces of attractions
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