An aldehyde is a compound containing a carbonyl group with at least one hydrogen attached to it.

Formal names for aldehydes include the prefix from the alkyl group and the suffix -al. Two of the simplest are

Aromatic aldehydes include oil of almonds, vanillin, and oil of cinnamon.

Hydrocarbon derivatives

Carbon compounds

Chemistry concepts

Shipman, Wilson, Todd
Sec 15.4
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