tertiary alcohol


: an alcohol characterized by the group ≡COH consisting of a carbon atom holding the hydroxyl group and attached by its other three valences to other carbon atoms in a chain or ring

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“Tertiary alcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tertiary%20alcohol. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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