ethanal (acetaldehyde) Colourless volatile flammable liquid (CH3CHO) manufactured by catalytic oxidation of ethene or ethanol, or catalytic hydration of acetylene. It is used in the breathalyser test and to silver mirrors. Properties: r.d. 0.788; m.p. −123.5°C (−190.3°F); b.p. 20.8°C (69.4°F).
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