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What structural feature distinguishes aldehydes from ketones ?

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Even though aldehydes and ketones both have carbonyl group as functional group, there is still difference between those two groups of compounds. Aldehydes have carbonyl group located on the end on the chain, meaning it's bonded to only one more (or none) alkyl group. Ketones have a carbonyl group located in the middle of the molecule, meaning it's bonded to two more alkyl groups.

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