(Of an alcohol) containing three hydroxyl groups.
- Glycerol is a trihydric alcohol because it contains three hydroxyl or alcohol groups.
- Glycerol is a trihydric alcohol, which means each molecule has three hydroxyl groups.
- Alcohols have one, two, or three hydroxyl groups attached to their molecules and are thus classified as monohydric, dihydric, or trihydric, respectively.
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