carbonyl definition

  • noun:
    • The bivalent radical CO. Also known as carbonyl team.
    • A metal compound, such as Ni(CO)4, containing the CO group.
    • In natural chemistry, a divalent useful group, (-CO-), characteristic of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, amides, carboxylic acid anhydrides, carbonyl halides, esters yet others.
    • Any ingredient of a metal with carbon monoxide, such as nickel carbonyl, Ni(CO)4.
    • The radical (CO)'', occuring, always combined, in several substances, whilst the aldehydes, the ketones, urea, carbonyl chloride, etc.
    • A hypothetical organic radical having the formula CO.
    • a compound containing metal combined with carbon monoxide
  • adjective:
    • relating to or containing the carbonyl team

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