Noun Acetal Definition and Examples




noun, Chemistry.

1. Also called diethylacetal. a colorless, volatile, sparingly water-soluble liquid, C 6 H 14 O 2 , having a nutlike aftertaste, obtained from acetaldehyde and ethyl alcohol: used chiefly as a solvent and in the manufacture of perfumes.

2. any of a class of compounds of aldehydes with alcohols.

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