1. When cyclohexanone (shown below) is treated with H2O, an equilibrium is established between cyclohexanone and…

1. When cyclohexanone (shown below) is treated with H2O, an equilibrium is established between cyclohexanone and its hydrate. This equilibrium greatly favors the ketone, and only trace amounts of the hydrate can be detected. In contrast, when cyclopropanone (also shown below) is treated with H20, the resulting hydrate predominates at equilibrium. Suggest an explanation for this curious observation. Cyclohexanone Cyclopropanone