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Definition of the noun aldehyde

What does aldehyde mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aldehydes

  1. any of a class of highly reactive chemical compounds; used in making resins and dyes and organic acids

Alternative definition of the noun aldehyde

noun

  1. [organic chemistry] Any of a large class of reactive organic compounds (R·CHO) having a carbonyl functional group attached to one hydrocarbon radical and a hydrogen atom.

Explanation

  1. Aldehyde: An aldehyde is an organic compound containing a formyl group. The formyl group is a functional group, with the structure R-CHO, consisting of a carbonyl center bonded to hydrogen and an R group, which is any generic alkyl or side chain. The group without R is called the aldehyde group or formyl group. Aldehydes differ from ketones in that the carbonyl is placed at the end of a carbon skeleton rather than between two carbon atoms. Aldehydes are common in organic chemistry. Many fragrances are aldehydes.
    • also known as Andehit, Anđehyt, Aldehydi
  2. 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.

Phrases with Aldehyde

Phrases starting with the word Aldehyde:

  1. aldehyde group
  2. aldehyde radical
  3. aldehyde-alcohol

Phrases ending with the word Aldehyde:

  1. Amino Aldehyde
  2. acetic aldehyde
  3. glyceric aldehyde

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aldehyde

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Google previewElementary treatise on chemistry (1855)

by William GREGORY (Professor of Chemistry in the University of Edinburgh.)

It is called aldehyde, because it is obtained from alcohol by dehydrogenation, for alcohol, C, H5 O,HO — H2 = C4H3 O, HO.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1854)

Bur - Clim

It is called aldehyde, because it is obtained from v»v—' question yields triethylamine.

Aldehyde is a very volatile, general formula of which is N,

Google previewExperimental Organic Chemistry (1920)

by Augustus Price West

Para toluic aldehyde is a liquid which boils at 2040 and has an odor like that of pepper. Compounds such as phenyl acetaldehyde, C6H5CH2CHO, which contain the aldehyde group in the side chain, may be prepared by distilling a mixture of ...

Google previewOrganic Chemistry (2016)

An Acid-Base Approach, Second Edition by Michael B. Smith

ALDEHyDES An aldehyde is the name given to a molecule with one alkyl group and one hydrogen atom attached to a carbonyl, but the functional group is still the carbonyl unit, C=O. The suffix for aldehydes derives from the first two ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1854)

Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature by Thomas Stewart Traill

It is called aldehyde, because it is obtained from W Chemistry. nine, and the like; all of “lilcll are bitter, and all of which, M when heated, yielda volatile nitryle base, as the base in question yields triethylamine. In short, the bases of this series are ...

Google previewThe British Journal of Photography (1874)

Kott aldehyde is a reducer, and one which acts with considerable energy upon the silver Baits ; and this fact...

Google previewThe British Journal of Photography Published weekly (1874)

by Henry Greenwood

Nov aldehyde is a reducer, and one which acts with considerable energy upon the silver salts ; and this fact...

Google previewChemistry and Chemical Reactivity (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An aldehyde is an organic compound containing a formyl group. This functional group, with the structure RCHO, consists of a carbonyl center (a carbon double bonded to oxygen) bonded to hydrogen and an R group, which is any generic alkyl ...

Google previewGeneral, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An aldehyde is an organic compound containing a formyl group. This functional group, with the structure RCHO, consists of a carbonyl center (a carbon double bonded to oxygen) bonded to hydrogen and an R group, which is any generic alkyl ...

Google previewChemistry in Focus , A Molecular View of Our World (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An aldehyde is an organic compound containing a formyl group. This functional group ...

Google previewThe Organic Chemistry of Drug Design and Drug Action (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An aldehyde is an organic compound containing a formyl group. This functional group, with the structure RCHO, consists of a carbonyl center (a carbon double bonded to oxygen) bonded to hydrogen and an R group, which is any generic alkyl ...

Google previewChemistry for Engineering Students (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An aldehyde is an organic compound containing a formyl group. This functional group, with the structure RCHO, consists of a carbonyl center (a carbon double bonded to oxygen) bonded to hydrogen and an R group, which is any generic alkyl ...

Google previewGeneral, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, Structures of Life (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An aldehyde is an organic compound containing a formyl group. This functional group, with the structure RCHO, consists of a carbonyl center (a carbon double bonded to oxygen) bonded to hydrogen and an R group, which is any generic alkyl ...

Google previewChemistry, The Practical Science, Media Enhanced Edition (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An aldehyde is an organic compound containing a formyl group. This functional group, with ...

Google previewChemistry, Structure and Properties (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An aldehyde is an organic compound containing a formyl group. This functional group, with the structure RCHO, consists of a carbonyl center (a carbon double bonded to oxygen) bonded to hydrogen and an R group, which is any generic alkyl ...

Google previewChemistry, An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An aldehyde is an organic compound containing a formyl group. This functional group, with the structure RCHO, consists of a ...

Google previewPrinciples of General Chemistry (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An aldehyde is an organic compound containing a formyl group. This functional group, with the structure RCHO, consists of a carbonyl center (a carbon double bonded to oxygen) bonded to hydrogen and an R group, which is any generic alkyl ...

Google previewOrganic and Biological Chemistry (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An aldehyde is an organic compound containing a formyl group. This functional group, with the structure RCHO, consists of a carbonyl center (a carbon double bonded to oxygen) bonded to hydrogen and an R group, which is any generic alkyl ...

Google previewPrinciples of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An aldehyde is an organic compound containing a formyl group. This functional group, with the structure RCHO, consists of a carbonyl center (a carbon double bonded to oxygen) bonded to hydrogen and an R group, which is any generic alkyl ...

Google previewChemistry (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An aldehyde is an organic compound containing a formyl group. This functional group, with the structure RCHO, consists of a carbonyl center (a carbon double bonded to oxygen) bonded to hydrogen and an R group, which is any generic alkyl ...

Google previewRhodium Catalyzed Hydroformylation (2002)

by Piet W.N.M. van Leeuwen, Carmen Claver

While for simple 1- alkenes the emphasis is on the formation of linear aldehydes ( see previous chapters), in asymmetric hydroformylation the branched, chiral aldehyde is the desired one. Many functional alkenes have a high propensity for the ...

Google previewOrganic Chemistry I, Translating the Basic Concepts (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Aldehyde: An aldehyde is an organic compound containing a formyl group. This functional group, with the structure RCHO, consists of a carbonyl center (a carbon double bonded to oxygen) bondedto hydrogen and an R group, which is any ...

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