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    • A colorless, combustible, toxic liquid aldehyde, CH2CHCHO, having…
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acrolein definition

  • noun:
    • A colorless, combustible, toxic liquid aldehyde, CH2CHCHO, having an acrid smell and vapors aggravating towards the eyes.
    • A pungent, acrid, toxic liquid aldehyde, CH2=CH-CH=O, made by the destructive distillation of glycerol.
    • A limpid, colorless, highly volatile liquid, gotten because of the dehydration of glycerin, or perhaps the destructive distillation of basic fats containing glycerin. Its vapors are intensely annoying.
    • A colorless limpid liquid, CH2CHCOH, having a disagreeable and extremely annoying smell, including that noticeable after the flame of a candle is extinguished even though the wick nevertheless glows.
    • a pungent colorless unsaturated fluid aldehyde created from propene
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