acyl halide

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acyl halide

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(Elements & Compounds) any derivative of carboxylic acid in which the hydroxyl group has been replaced by a halogen atom. Also called: acid halide
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Noun1.acyl halide - organic compounds containing the group -COX where X is a halogen atomacyl halide - organic compounds containing the group -COX where X is a halogen atom
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
acetyl chloride, ethanoyl chloride - colorless liquid acyl chloride (CH3COCl) that has a pungent odor
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