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HYDROXY [1 record]

Record 1 2003-04-15

English

Subject field(s)
  • Chemical Elements and Compounds
  • Chemistry
DEF

[A] chemical prefix indicating the OH group in an organic compound, such as hydroxybenzene for phenol, C6H5OH ...

OBS

... the use of just oxy- for the prefix is incorrect.

Key term(s)
  • hydroxy
  • hydroxyl
  • oxy

French

Domaine(s)
  • Éléments et composés chimiques
  • Chimie
DEF

Préfixe servant à désigner dans un corps organique, la substitution d'un atome d'hydrogène par le radical monovalent -OH.

OBS

hydroxy- : Ce préfixe doit remplacer la désignation «oxy», incorrecte dans ce cas.

Key term(s)
  • hydroxy
  • hydrox
  • oxy

Spanish

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