ketone group


noun Chemistry.

the characteristic group occurring in ketones that consists of the carbonyl group attached to two alkyl groups.

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Also called ketone radical.
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British Dictionary definitions for ketone group

ketone group

noun

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