Definition of ethanal in English:
Systematic chemical name for acetaldehyde.
- 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.
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