propionaldehyde

noun pro·pi·on·aldehyde \ ¦prōpēˌän+ \

Definition of propionaldehyde

:a volatile pungent liquid aldehyde C2H5CHO made usually by dehydrogenation of propyl alcohol or as a by-product in the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of higher hydrocarbons and used in organic synthesis

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Origin and Etymology of propionaldehyde

International Scientific Vocabulary propion- + aldehyde


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