propionaldehyde

[proh-pee-on-al-duh-hahyd]

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, water-soluble liquid, C3H6O, having a pungent odor: used chiefly in the manufacture of plastics.

Nearby words

  1. prophylactic treatment,
  2. prophylaxis,
  3. propine,
  4. propinquity,
  5. propiomazine,
  6. propionate,
  7. propionibacteria,
  8. propionibacterium,
  9. propionic,
  10. propionic acid

Origin of propionaldehyde


Also called propyl aldehyde.

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