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Due to the presence of dipole-dipole interactions, aldehydes and ketones have higher boiling points than alkanes of similar size and structure. The carbonyl oxygen of aldehydes and ketones can undergo hydrogen bonding with water. High water solubility is especially true of lower molecular weight species such as formaldehyde and acetone.







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