Thiol vs Mercaptan - What's the difference?
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Mercaptan is a synonym of thiol.
As nouns the difference between thiol and mercaptanis 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.
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