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mistake with destroyer

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by theedaddy77, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. theedaddy77

    theedaddy77 2+ Year Member

    May 9, 2008
    number 174.... not an acetal cause an acteal would have a H on carbon at it shows one bonded to two -OR groups and 2 -R groups.. so a mistake
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  3. Dmitry Malayev

    Dmitry Malayev 2+ Year Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Queens, New York
    Actually it's not wrong.

    The generic form of an Acetal used to be considered as you mentioned or as displayed below:

    But many have interpreted today that an Acetal can be considered a Carbon bonded with 2-OR groups and 2-R groups. Which in fact is a Ketal as shown below:

    But todays terminology in Organic Chemistry all ketals are classified under a subset of Acetals. So in fact the answer is correct. It's a trick question but nothing wrong with it.

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