13.5 An alkene ‘A’ on ozonolysis gives a mixture of ethanal and pentan-3- one. Write structure and IUPAC name of ‘A’.
In the process of ozonolysis, an ozonide, cyclic ring structure intermediate is formed, which undergoes cleavage to give the product. The compound A produce pentan-3-one and ethanal. So, the possible structure of A should be-
Thus, by removing the ozone from ozonide we can get the parent alkene structure.