Q. 563.5( 4 Votes )

An organic compound having the molecular formula C3H6O can exist in the form of two isomers A and B having different functional groups. The isomer A is a liquid which is used as a solvent for nail polish. The isomer B is also a liquid. An aqueous solution of one of the lower homologues of B is used for preserving biological specimens in the laboratory (a) What is compound A?
(b) Write the electron-dot structure of A.
(c) What is compound B?
(d) Write the electron-dot structure of B.
(e) Name the lower homologue of compound B which is used in preserving biological specimens.

Answer :

(a) A is propanone or Acetone.

(b) electron-dot structure of A:

(c) Compound B is propanal

(d) electron-dot structure of B:

(e) Methanal (or Formaldehyde) is used in preserving biological specimens.

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