8.0 Acetaldehyde 8.1 Chemical and Physical Properties

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    Acetaldehyde is a saturated aldehyde with a pungent and suffocating odor, but at more dilute concentrations the odor is fruity and pleasant. It has the chemical formula CH 3 CHO. It is a colorless liquid, volatile at room temperature, and both the liquid and the vapors are highly flammable. Acetaldehyde as a liquid is lighter than water, and the vapors are… (More)

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