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Encyclopedia > Arachidyl alcohol
Arachidyl alcohol
Common name arachidyl alcohol
Systematic name eicosan-1-ol
Other names 1-eicosanol;
eicosyl alcohol
Chemical formula C20H42O

Arachidyl alcohol, also 1-eicosanol, is a straight-chain fatty alcohol, with formula C20H41OH. In science, a common name is any name by which a species or other concept is known that is not the official scientific name. ... There are millions of possible objects that can be described in science, too many to create common names for every one. ... A chemical formula (also called molecular formula) is a concise way of expressing information about the atoms that constitute a particular chemical compound. ... Fatty alcohols are aliphatic alcohols derived from natural fats and oils. ...



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