acetaldehyde


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ac·et·al·de·hyde

 (ăs′ĭ-tăl′də-hīd′)
n.
A colorless, flammable liquid, C2H4O, used to manufacture acetic acid, perfumes, and drugs.

acetaldehyde

(ˌæsɪˈtældɪˌhaɪd)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless volatile pungent liquid, miscible with water, used in the manufacture of organic compounds and as a solvent and reducing agent. Formula: CH3CHO. Systematic name: ethanal

ac•et•al•de•hyde

(ˌæs ɪˈtæl dəˌhaɪd)

n.
a volatile, colorless liquid, C2H4O, used esp. in organic synthesis.
[1875–80]

ac·et·al·de·hyde

(ăs′ĭ-tăl′də-hīd′)
A colorless, flammable liquid, C2H4O, used to make acetic acid, perfumes, and drugs.
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Noun1.acetaldehyde - a colorless volatile water-soluble liquid aldehyde used chiefly in the manufacture of acetic acid and perfumes and drugsacetaldehyde - a colorless volatile water-soluble liquid aldehyde used chiefly in the manufacture of acetic acid and perfumes and drugs
aldehyde - any of a class of highly reactive chemical compounds; used in making resins and dyes and organic acids
Translations
Acetaldehyd
acétaldéhydeéthanal
acetaldehyd
etanal
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