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Organic Chemistry 2

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Difference Between Aldehyde and Acid Chloride Reactivity

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The behavior of acid chlorides is different from that of aldehydes in a reaction with a nucleophile because

A

the carbon atom of the aldehyde is more positive.

B

there is a better leaving group on the acid chloride than there is on the aldehyde.

C

the carbonyl of the aldehyde is less accessible.

D

acid chlorides do not react with nucleophiles, while aldehydes do.