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Meaning of ALDEHYDE

Pronunciation:  'aldu`hId

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of a class of highly reactive chemical compounds; used in making resins and dyes and organic acids

ALDEHYDE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: acetaldehyde, acrolein, ethanal, ethanal trimer, formaldehyde, furfural, furfuraldehyde, glyceraldehyde, glyceric aldehyde, methanal, organic compound, paraldehyde, propanal, propenal, propionaldehyde



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.

{Aldehyde ammonia} (Chem.), a compound formed by the union of
   aldehyde with ammonia.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A carbon atom double-bonded to an oxygen, single-bonded to a hydrogen, and single-bonded to another chemical group (such as methane, benzene, another hydrogen, anything). The carbon oxygen double bond part is known as a carbonyl group (-C=O). An example is acetaldehyde, which is a carbonyl group single-bonded to a hydrogen and single-bonded to a methane (a methyl group: -CH3).