Aldehydes, Ketones And Carboxylic Acids

- Finding difficulties in memorizing things? Lets learn it in some easy ways.

Quick Trick to Remember Functional groups

By now, you must be clear about the functional groups of carbonyl compounds and carboxylic acids. But, if you are still confused between CHO, CO, and COOH, let's make sure you never forget again! Imagine seeing 'All chocolate cones in the cool box!'Yummm.

Let's Prepare Aldehydes and Ketones with Ease

The three important preparation methods for aldehydes and ketones can be remembered using 'A Clean New Bed'.

Remembering the Reagents to Prepare Aldehydes

Since aldehydes and ketones are prepared from the same compounds, using different reagents. So, how do we remember which reagent results in the formation of aldehyde? Maybe Pub and Stan can help:
Remembering the Reagents to Prepare Ketones
Just like aldehydes, ketones are also prepared from acyl chloride, nitriles and benzene and its derivatives. Only, the reagents used are different. Let's see a memory trick to learn the reagents for ketone preparation, using the same Uncle Trey!
Clemmensen and Wolff-Kishner, Please Don't Confuse us Anymore! There are two reduction reactions of aldehydes and ketones. Both involve different reagents and steps. But, it's easy to get confused between the two because both are reduction reactions and result in the replacement of carbonyl group with group.
      How can we remember the two reactions? Here are a few ways to remember this:
  1. Clemmensen did it in one go! Here, Zinc hugged HCl!
2. Wolf-Kishner used two steps.
3. Let Hydra help you remember the reagents for Wolf-Kishner reaction, i.e. hydrazine, potassium hydroxide and ethylene glycol.