benzal

Definitions:

  • An organic radical having the formula C<sub>6</sub>H<sub>5</sub>CH and a valence of two.
  • A prefix sometimes used to indicate that a compound is derived from benzaldehyde.
  • A compound radical, C6H5.CH=, of the aromatic series, related to benzyl and benzoyl; -- used adjectively or in combination.
  • A transparent crystalline substance, C6H5.CO. NH2, obtained by the action of <xref>ammonia</xref> on <xref>benzoyl</xref> <xref>chloride</xref> and by several other <xref>reactions</xref> with benzoyl <xref>compounds</xref>.
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