Aldehyde vs Aldol - What's the difference?

aldehyde | aldol |


As nouns the difference between aldehyde and aldol

is that aldehyde is aldehyde while aldol is (organic chemistry) any aldehyde or ketone having a hydroxy group in the beta- position.

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 ----

    aldol

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) Any aldehyde or ketone having a hydroxy group in the beta- position
  • See also

    * ("aldol" on Wikipedia)

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