Origin of carbonyl
First recorded in 1865–70; carbon
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Historical Examples of carbonyl
This is probably due to the formation of carbonyl gas in the smothered fire.
The salts of the carbonyl acids and other acid phenol dyes are but little suitable: and least of all, the nitro dyes.
Chromic acid converts it into phosgene (carbonyl chloride, COCl2).
On oxidation, the molecule is split at the carbonyl group and a mixture of acids is obtained.
British Dictionary definitions for carbonyl
Derived Formscarbonylic (ˌkɑːbəˈnɪlɪk), adjective
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the divalent group =COa carbonyl group or radical
any one of a class of inorganic complexes in which carbonyl groups are bound directly to metal atoms
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The radical CO, found in a wide range of chemical compounds, especially in aldehydes and ketones.
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