Definition of acetaldehyde in English:

acetaldehyde

Line breaks: acet|al¦de|hyde
Pronunciation: /ˌasɪtˈaldɪhʌɪd
 
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noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A colourless volatile liquid aldehyde obtained by oxidizing ethanol.
    • Alternative name: ethanal; chemical formula: CH3CHO
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    • To investigate this point further, we first established the impact of oxygen deprivation, and also of a return to air, on the dynamics of fermentation by monitoring oxygen and the production of ethanol, acetaldehyde and carbon dioxide.
    • A second dehydrogenation turns acetaldehyde into acetic acid, aka vinegar, which gets digested as usual.
    • It occurs synthetically as a byproduct in the manufacture of acetaldehyde and formaldehyde and during the atmospheric oxidation of turpentine.

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