acetyl definition

  • noun:
    • The acetic acid radical CH3CO.
    • The univalent radical CH3CO- produced by acetic acid.
    • A complex, hypothetical radical, made up of two components of carbon to three of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Its hydroxide is acetic acid.
    • A univalent radical expected to occur in acetic acid and its own types.
    • the organic band of acetic acid (CH3CO-)

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