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aldehyde


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aldehyde  \Al"de*hyde\,  n.  [Abbrev.  fr  alcohol  dehydrogenatum 
  alcohol  deprived  of  its  hydrogen.]  (Chem.) 
  A  colorless,  mobile,  and  very  volatile  liquid  obtained  from 
  alcohol  by  certain  processes  of  oxidation. 
 
  Note:  The  aldehydes  are  intermediate  between  the  alcohols  and 
  acids,  and  differ  from  the  alcohols  in  having  two  less 
  hydrogen  atoms  in  the  molecule,  as  common  aldehyde 
  (called  also  {acetic  aldehyde}  or  {ethyl  aldehyde}), 
  {C2H4O};  methyl  aldehyde,  {CH2O}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aldehyde 
  n  :  any  of  a  class  of  highly  reactive  chemical  compounds;  used 
  in  making  resins  and  dyes  and  organic  acids 




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