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Reactivity of aldehydes

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How would I list the following aldehydes in terms of increasing reactivity ClCH2CHO, CH3CHO, Cl3CCHO, and Cl2CHCHO? How would I explain the reasoning behind the answer in simple terms?

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You've got four aldehydes based on the 2 carbon structure. One has no chlorines (ethanal), the next has one chlorine (2-chloroethanal), another has two chlorines (2-dichloroethanal), and the last one has three chlorines ...

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This solution is provided in 130 words. It discusses chlorine and carbonyl groups in order to determine the order of reactivity of the aldehydes given.

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