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A set of 6 commonly used reagents includes: one amide, an amine, an alcohol, a carboxylic acid, an ester and a

ketone. The drums used to fill decant these 6 chemicals have been poorly labelled with only the molecular formula.


(a). Complete the table below to identify the chemical class (functional group) present in each drum.


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(b) Give the IUPAC names of the ketone and the carboxylic acid.


           (hint: it will help to draw their structures first, giving them 3 carbon atoms)


(c) Although smelling chemicals is generally not recommended, it is noticed that one of the C3H6O2 chemicals has a sweet aroma like rum. The other is pungent, reminiscent of body odour. Identify which functional group is in each drum.


  • Functional group of sweet smelling C3H6O2 compound: 

    

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