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Draw the structures for the following compounds.

(iii) Butanone



Butanone is a 4 (butan-) carbon compound with a ketone (-one)group on one carbon.   

If you recall, Ketogenic groups are never placed on the end carbons.          

Here, there are 2 middle carbons, and the double bond O can be placed on either.

It forms only 1 distinct compound, namely Butanone

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