Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
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Give a simple chemical test to distinguish between the following pair of compounds : CH3CH2CHO and CH3CH2COCH3 - Chemistry

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Give a simple chemical test to distinguish between the following pair of compounds :

CH3CH2CHO and CH3CH2COCH3

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Solution

2-Butanone has a methyl group attached to carbonyl carbon unlike propanal. Hence, it can give iodofom test.

Concept: Aldehydes and Ketones - Chemical Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones - Oxidation
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