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A ketone is an organic compound that has a carbon atom with a double bond to an oxygen atom (this is called carbonyl functional group). This carbon atom must also have single bonds to two other carbon atoms.
A ketone can be produced by oxidating a secondary alcohol.
- Padias, Anne. Making the Connections: A How-to guide for Organic Chemistry Lab Techniques. 2nd. Plymouth: Hayden-McNeil, 2011. pp 73. Print.