hydroxyl group

  1. the univalent group –OH, as in inorganic compounds, such as sodium hydroxide, NaOH, or as in organic compounds, such as ethyl alcohol, C2H6O.

Origin of hydroxyl group

First recorded in 1880–85
  • Also called hydroxyl radical.

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