Thiol vs Mercaptan - What's the difference?

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Mercaptan is a synonym of thiol.


As nouns the difference between thiol and mercaptan

is that thiol is (organic chemistry) a univalent organic radical (-sh) containing a sulphur and a hydrogen atom; a compound containing such a radical while mercaptan is (chemistry) any of a class of organic compounds of sulphur, ( r1sr2 ); they tend to be foul-smelling when r2 is a hydrogen atom, they are termed thiols or thioalcohols.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

thiol

English

Noun

(wikipedia thiol) (en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) a univalent organic radical (-SH) containing a sulphur and a hydrogen atom; a compound containing such a radical
  • Synonyms

    * mercaptan

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    mercaptan

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chemistry) Any of a class of organic compounds of sulphur, ( R1.S.R2 ); they tend to be foul-smelling. When R2 is a hydrogen atom, they are termed thiols or thioalcohols.