acetal

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From acet(ic) + al(cohol).

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acetal (plural acetals)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any diether of a geminal diol, R2C(OR')2 (where R' does not = H).

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Originally the term applied only to derivatives of aldehydes (One R = H) but now also applies to ketones

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