Chemistry Uses of Aldehydes and Ketones

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● Uses of Aldehydes and Ketones

Uses of Aldehydes and Ketones :

`=>` In chemical industry, aldehydes and ketones are used as solvents, starting materials and reagents for the synthesis of other products.

`=>` Formaldehyde is well known as formalin (`color{red}(40%)`) solution used to preserve biological specimens and to prepare bakelite (a phenol-formaldehyde resin), urea-formaldehyde glues and other polymeric products.

`=>` Acetaldehyde is used primarily as a starting material in the manufacture of acetic acid, ethyl acetate, vinyl acetate, polymers and drugs.

`=>` Benzaldehyde is used in perfumery and in dye industries.

`=>` Acetone and ethyl methyl ketone are common industrial solvents.

`=>` Many aldehydes and ketones, e.g., butyraldehyde, vanillin, acetophenone, camphor, etc. are well known for their odours and flavours.