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carbonyl

[kahr-buh-nil] /ˈkɑr bə nɪl/
adjective
1.
containing the carbonyl group.
noun
2.
a compound containing metal combined with carbon monoxide, as nickel carbonyl, Ni(CO) 4 .
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; carbon + -yl
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Examples for carbonyl
  • Nickel carbonyl is a gaseous compound at ordinary pressure or a colorless, highly volatile liquid, with a musty odor.
  • carbonyl fluoride hydrolyzes instantly on contact with moisture.
  • This is because a carbonyl is in tautomeric resonance with an enol.
British Dictionary definitions for carbonyl

carbonyl

/ˈkɑːbəˌnaɪl; -nɪl/
noun (chem)
1.
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the divalent group =CO a carbonyl group or radical
2.
any one of a class of inorganic complexes in which carbonyl groups are bound directly to metal atoms
Derived Forms
carbonylic (ˌkɑːbəˈnɪlɪk) adjective
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carbonyl in Medicine

carbonyl car·bon·yl (kär'bə-nĭl')
n.
The bivalent radical CO.

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carbonyl in Science
carbonyl
  (kär'bə-nĭl')   
The radical CO, found in a wide range of chemical compounds, especially in aldehydes and ketones.
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