(a) How would you account for the following: (i) Aldehydes are more reactive than ketones towards nucleophiles. (ii)

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Q 2676678576.     (a) How would you account for the following:
(i) Aldehydes are more reactive than ketones towards nucleophiles.
(ii) The boiling points of aldehydes and ketones are lower than of the corresponding acids.
(iii) The aldehydes and ketones undergo a number of addition reactions.

(b) Give chemical tests to distinguish between:
(i) Acetaldehyde and benzaldehyde
(ii) Propanone and propanol
CBSE-12th 2008

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