dihydric alcohol

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Related to dihydric alcohol: Polyhydric alcohol, trihydric alcohol
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Noun1.dihydric alcohol - any of a class of alcohols having 2 hydroxyl groups in each molecule
alcohol - any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
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Preferred alcohols are dihydric alcohols having from two to six carbon atoms, such as 1,3-propanediol and 1,4-butanediol.
Glycols are dihydric alcohols that constitute an important class of organic compounds and are used widely in basic and applied research.