Acetaldehyde

Authored by: Pradyot Patnaik

Handbook of Environmental Analysis

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498745611
eBook ISBN: 9781315151946
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315151946-64

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Abstract

Synonyms: ethanal, acetic aldehyde; formula: CH3CHO; MW 44.05; CAS [75-07-0]; used in the production of acetic acid, acetic anhydride, and many synthetic derivatives; found in water stored in plastic containers; colorless mobile liquid; fruity odor when diluted; boils at 20.8°C; solidifies at −121°C; highly volatile; vapor pressure 740 Torr at 20°C; density 0.78 g/mL at 20°C; soluble in water, alcohol, acetone, ether, and benzene; highly flammable.

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