ALL meanings of acetal

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  • noun acetal 1,1-diethoxyethane; a colourless volatile liquid used as a solvent and in perfumes. Formula: CH3CH(OC2H5)2 3
  • noun acetal any organic compound containing the group -CH(OR1)OR2, where R1 and R2 are other organic groups 3
  • noun acetal 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 3
  • noun acetal Also called diethylacetal. a colorless, volatile, sparingly water-soluble liquid, C 6 H 14 O 2 , having a nutlike aftertaste, obtained from acetaldehyde and ethyl alcohol: used chiefly as a solvent and in the manufacture of perfumes. 1
  • noun acetal any of a class of compounds of aldehydes with alcohols. 1
  • noun acetal An organic compound formed by the condensation of two alcohol molecules with an aldehyde molecule. 1
  • noun acetal (organic chemistry) Any diether of a geminal diol, R2C(OR')2 (where R' does not = H). 0
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