Definition of ethanal in English:

ethanal

Line breaks: etha|nal
Pronunciation: /ˈɛθ(ə)nal
 
/

noun

systematic chemical name for acetaldehyde.
More example sentences
  • The aldehyde, ethanal (also called acetaldehyde), is the product of this reaction.
  • The names of specific aldehydes are generally taken from the name of the alkyl group with the addition of an ‘al’ ending, e.g. methanal, ethanal.
  • For example ethanol loses two hydrogen atoms to give ethanal and when an oxygen atom is added to this the product is ethanoic acid.

Origin

late 19th century: blend of ethane and aldehyde.

Definition of ethanal in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day humoresque
Pronunciation: ˌhjuːməˈrɛsk
noun
a short, lively piece of music