Hydroxy vs Aldol - What's the difference?

hydroxy | aldol |


As an adjective hydroxy

is (chemistry) being, or containing a hydroxyl radical.

As a noun aldol is

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

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

hydroxy

English

Adjective

(-)
  • (chemistry) Being, or containing a hydroxyl radical.
  • * Note : used as a prefix, hydroxy-, in the names of very many organic compounds
  • 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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