ketone group

noun Chemistry.

the characteristic group occurring in ketones that consists of the carbonyl group attached to two alkyl groups.
Also called ketone radical. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for ketone group

ketone group


chem the functional group of ketones: a carbonyl group attached to the carbon atoms of two other organic groups

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