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When a periodic acid (HIO4) cleaves a vicinal diol and forms a carbonyl compound, how do you know whether it will form an ketone or an aldehyde?

When a periodic acid (HIO4) cleaves a vicinal diol and forms a carbonyl compound, how do you know whether it will form an ketone or an aldehyde?

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oxidative cleavage of a vicinal diol will give either a ketone or an aldehyde, It will... View the full answer

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