# 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).

CH${}_{3}$CHO 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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