benzoic-aldehyde

benzoic aldehyde

noun Chemistry.
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benzaldehyde

[ben-zal-duh-hahyd]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless or yellowish, water-soluble, volatile oil, C 7 H 6 O, having a bitter, almondlike odor, used chiefly in the organic synthesis of dyes, perfumes, and flavors, and as a solvent; artificial oil of bitter almond.
Also called benzoic aldehyde.


Origin:
1865–70; < German; see benz-, aldehyde

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benzaldehyde (bɛnˈzældɪˌhaɪd)
 
n
Systematic name: benzenecarbaldehyde a yellowish fragrant volatile oil occurring in almond kernels and used in the manufacture of dyes, perfumes, and flavourings and as a solvent for oils and resins. Formula: C6H5CHO

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benzaldehyde   (běn-zāl'də-hīd')  Pronunciation Key 
A colorless aromatic oil that smells like almonds. It is obtained naturally from certain nuts and plant leaves, or made synthetically. It is used in perfumes and as a solvent and flavoring. Chemical formula: C7H6O.
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