Aldehyde vs Acetone - What's the difference?

aldehyde | acetone |


As nouns the difference between aldehyde and acetone

is that aldehyde is aldehyde while acetone is acetone.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

aldehyde

Noun

(en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) Any of a large class of reactive organic compounds (R ┬ĚCHO) having a carbonyl functional group attached to one hydrocarbon radical and a hydrogen atom.
  • Derived terms

    * -al

    See also

    * ketone ----

    acetone

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (organic compound) A colourless, volatile, flammable liquid ketone, (CH3)2CO, used as a solvent.
  • Synonyms

    * propanone * propan-2-one * dimethyl ketone

    References

    * (wikipedia "acetone") ----