Carbonyl meaning

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The bivalent group C=O.
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A metal compound, such as Ni(CO)4 , containing the CO group.
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The chemical group CO.
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Any of a wide variety of compounds containing this group, esp. certain metal compounds.
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The radical CO, found in a wide range of chemical compounds, especially in aldehydes and ketones.
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(organic chemistry) In organic chemistry, a divalent functional group, (-CO-), characteristic of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, amides, carboxylic acid anhydrides, carbonyl halides, esters and others.
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(inorganic chemistry) Any compound of a metal with carbon monoxide, such as nickel carbonyl, Ni(CO)4.
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