Acetal meaning

ăsĭ-tăl
A colorless, flammable, volatile liquid, C6 H14 O2 , used in perfumes and as a solvent.
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Any of the class of compounds formed by combination of an aldehyde with two equivalent weights of alcohol.
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Any of a class of organic compounds; esp., CH3CH(OC2H5)2, a colorless, slightly soluble, volatile liquid formed by the partial oxidation of ethyl alcohol: used as a solvent, in organic synthesis, and sometimes as a hypnotic.
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(organic chemistry) Any diether of a geminal diol, R2C(OR')2 (where R' does not = H).
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Origin of acetal

  • acet(o)– al(cohol)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From acet(ic) + al(cohol).

    From Wiktionary