Acetaldehyde is a type of alcohol that is found in many alcoholic drinks. It is often used to make them more drinkable, and it can be dangerous if it is consumed in large amounts.

    Definition of acetaldehyde


    a colorless volatile water-soluble liquid aldehyde used chiefly in the manufacture of acetic acid and perfumes and drugs



    Nearby Words

    acetaldehyde Pronunciation in a video

    Example Sentences for acetaldehyde

    • 1

      The result is the accumulation of acetaldehyde.

    • 2

      Ethylene oxide is isomeric with acetaldehyde.

    • 3

      Acetaldehyde is a probable carcinogen in humans.

    • 4

      CH3CHO is the molecular formula for acetaldehyde.

    • 5

      Ethanol is metabolized into acetaldehyde and then into acetic acid.

    • 6

      Paraldehyde is the cyclic trimer of acetaldehyde molecules.

    • 7

      Acetaldehyde is a significant constituent of tobacco smoke.

    • 8

      An example is acetaldehyde produced in the combustion of ethanol.

    • 9

      The copolyesters have low acetaldehyde content.

    • 10

      Add a few drops of acetaldehyde and warm gently.