Problem: From the structures above, select the compound(s) with the following properties: a) The compound which would NOT yield 2-propanone when treated with H2O/H3O+:

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Recall that carbonyl derivatives like acetals, hemiacetals, imines etc. are prone to hydrolysis via acid catalyzed reaction producing aldehyde or ketones.

Analyzing each reactants from A-F and their reactions with H3O+/H2O:

A. Hemiacetal + acid → ketone (hydrolysis)

B. Acetal + acid → ketone (hydrolysis)

C. Imine + acid → ketone (imine hydrolysis)

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From the structures above, select the compound(s) with the following properties: 

a) The compound which would NOT yield 2-propanone when treated with H2O/H3O+:


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