Mercaptan

Molecules containing sulfur, very light because of low molecular weight.

Mercaptan

• (n.) Any one of series of compounds, hydrosulphides of alcohol radicals, in composition resembling the alcohols, but containing sulphur in place of oxygen, and hence called also the sulphur alcohols. In general, they are colorless liquids having a strong, repulsive, garlic odor. The name is specifically applied to ethyl mercaptan, C2H5SH. So...
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mercaptan

<chemistry> Any one of series of compounds, hydrosulphides of alcohol radicals, in composition resembling the alcohols, but containing sulphur in place of oxygen, and hence called also the sulphur alcohols. In general, they are colourless liquids having a strong, repulsive, garlic odour. The name is specifically applied to ethyl mercaptan, C2...
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mercaptan

(mәr-kap´tan) thiol.
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Mercaptan

Mer·cap'tan noun [ French, from New Latin mercurius mercury + Latin captans , present participle of captare to seize, v. intens. from capere .] (Chemistry) Any one of series of compounds, hydrosulphides of alcohol radicals, in composition resembling the alcohols, but...
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mercaptan

mercaptan (murkăp'tăn) or thiol (thī'ōl) , any of a class of organic compounds containing the group -SH bonded to a carbon atom. The volatile low-molecular-weight mercaptans have disagreeable odors. Mercaptans are found in crude petroleum, and methyl mercaptan is prod...
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Mercaptan

Molecules containing sulphur with a low molecular weight and therefore very light.
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Mercaptan

Smell of rotten eggs
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Mercaptan

The skunky odor of methyl and ethyl sulfides.
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mercaptan

Type: Term Pronunciation: mer-kap′tan Definitions: 1. A class of substances in which the oxygen of an alcohol has been replaced by sulfur (cysteine). 2. In dentistry, a class of elastic impression compounds sometimes referred to as rubber base materials. Synonyms: thioalcohol See: thiol
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