Ketone vs Aldol - What's the difference?

ketone | aldol |


As nouns the difference between ketone and aldol

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

ketone

English

(wikipedia ketone)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) A homologous series of organic molecules whose functional group is an oxygen atom joined to a carbon atom—by a double bond—in a carbon-hydrogen based molecule.
  • * acetone R1 = R2 = CH3
  • * methyl ethyl ketone R1 = CH3, R2 = C2H5
  • * camphor C??H??O
  • Derived terms

    * keto- * ketoacidosis * ketogenesis * ketone body * ketosis * -one

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    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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