hydroxyl definition

  • noun:
    • The univalent radical or team OH, a characteristic component of basics, certain acids, phenols, alcohols, carboxylic and sulfonic acids, and amphoteric compounds.
    • A univalent radical or functional group (–OH) in organic chemistry; present in alcohols, phenols, carboxylic acids and certain other classes of compounds.
    • A compound radical, or unsaturated group, HO, consisting of one atom of hydrogen and one of air. Its a characteristic area of the hydrates, the alcohols, the air acids, etc.
    • A compound radical (OH) which has never already been separated, but which can be one factor in an enormous number of chemical compounds.
    • the monovalent team -OH in such substances as bases and some acids and alcohols

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