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Why does Acetone has higher dipole moment as compared to formaldehyde, even though the methyl groups in acetone should considerably reduce the positive charge on carbon?

Why does Acetone has higher dipole moment as compared to formaldehyde, even though the methyl groups in acetone should considerably reduce the positive charge on carbon?

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Arun Kumar IIT Delhi
askIITians Faculty 256 Points
8 years ago
It has greater stabilisation than methyl.
and consider this a exception.

Arun Kumar
IIT Delhi
Askiitians Faculty

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