-CHO represents the functional group of______

-CHO represents the functional group of aldehyde.


In aldehydes, the carbonyl group has one hydrogen atom attached to it together with either a 2nd hydrogen atom or a hydrogen group which may be an alkyl group or one containing a benzene ring.


Aldehydes are members of a class of organic chemical compounds represented by the general structural formula R-CHO. R may be hydrogen or a hydrocarbon radical–substituted or unsubstituted.


Listed below are examples of few aldehydes

  • HCHO: Methanal
  • CH3CHO: Ethanal
  • CH3CH2O: Propanal

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