acetaldehyde definition

  • noun:
    • A colorless, flammable liquid, C2H4O, used to manufacture acetic acid, perfumes, and drugs. Also known as aldehyde.
    • a natural mixture (CH3CHO). Sometimes called ethanal or acetic aldehyde. See aldehyde.
    • Acetic aldehyde. See aldehyde.
    • The aldehyde CH3CHO, formed because of the oxidation of common or ethyl alcoholic beverages. It comes at 21° C., and it has a disagreeable penetrating smell.
    • a colorless volatile water-soluble liquid aldehyde used chiefly inside manufacture of acetic acid and perfumes and drugs

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