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acetic aldehyde

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  1. [organic compound] The old name for acetaldehyde.


acetic aldehyde a.k.a. Acetaldehyde is an organic chemical compound with the formula CH₃CHO, sometimes abbreviated by chemists as MeCHO. It is one of the most important aldehydes, occurring widely in nature and being produced on a large scale in industry. Acetaldehyde occurs naturally in coffee, bread, and ripe fruit, and is produced by plants. It is also produced by the partial oxidation of ethanol by the liver enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase and may be a contributing factor to hangovers from alcohol consumption. Pathways of exposure include air, water, land, or groundwater, as well as drink and smoke. Consumption of disulfiram inhibits acetaldehyde dehydrogenase, the enzyme responsible for the metabolism of acetaldehyde, thereby causing it to build up in the body.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (1872)

by Henry Watts

acetic aldehyde ( Kekule), as shown by the following equation, in which the eliminated atoms are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (2011)

by Muriel Gargaud

Acetic Acid Acetic Acid Synonyms Definition See also Acetic Aldehyde Acetone Synonyms Definition History See also References and Further Reading Acetonitrile Synonyms Definition.

Google previewEssential 18037 Pages English Dictionary (2015)

by Nam Nguyen

Defn: Acetic aldehyde. See Aldehyde. ACETAMIDE Ac`et*am"ide, n. Etym: [Acetyl + amide.] (Chem.) Defn: A white crystalline solid, from ammonia by replacement of an equivalent of hydrogen by acetyl.

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers (2010)

by Jan W. Gooch

(ethanal, ethyl aldehyde, acetic aldehyde) CH3CHO. Low boiling liquid (21 C). A colorless, flammable liquid made by the hydration of acetylene, the oxidation or dehydrogenation of ethyl ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

acetic aldehyde. acetaldehyde. acetic oxide. acetic anhydride. See anhydride (acetic). acetoacet-p-chloranilide. a white, combustible, crystalline powder, ...

Google previewThe Rosen Comprehensive Dictionary of Chemistry (2007)

by John Owen Edward Clark, William Hemsley

Alternative names: acetic aldehyde, ethanal. acetaldol Alternative name for aldol. acetamide CH3CONH2 Colorless deliquescent crystalline organic compound, with a "mousy" odor. Alternative name: ethanamide. acetate 1. Salt of acetic acid ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1890)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature

acetic aldehyde yields crotonic aldehyde: 2C, H.O-OH,- C, H.O. The aldehydes oxidize with the greatest readiness to the corresponding acids; thus, silver oxide is reduced to the metallic state when heated ...

Google previewWhittington's Dictionary of Plastics, Third Edition (1993)

by James F. Carley

Acetic Aldehyde See ACETALDEHYDE. Acetic Anhydride (CH3CCO20. This pungent liquid may be thought of as the condensation product of two molecules of acetic acid by removal of one molecule of water, though in fact it is made by ...

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