Just as CO(NH2)2 can be written as NH2CONH2 , CAN CH3COH be WRITTEN as CH3CHO?

Dear student,

No CH3COH cannot  be WRITTEN as CH3CHO

CH3COH  is the condensed molecular formula for ethanol (or ethyl alcohol). 

CH3CHO is actually acetaldehyde (systematically called ethanal, or, informally, ethyl aldehyde), which is the aldehyde analogue of ethanol.


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No this could not be written as so. This is because in CH3COH oh stands for hydroxide and in CH3CHO it stands for seperate hydrogen and oxide.
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