alkanal

noun
al·​ka·​nal | \ ˈalkəˌnal \
plural -s

Definition of alkanal

: any aliphatic aldehyde (such as decanal) regarded as derived from an alkane and containing the same number of carbon atoms as the alkane

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First Known Use of alkanal

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alkanal

alkane + aldehyde

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“Alkanal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkanal. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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