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The Molecular Structure of Acetaldehyde

Stevenson, D. P. and Burnham, H. D. and Schomaker, Verner (1939) The Molecular Structure of Acetaldehyde. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 61 (10). pp. 2922-2925. ISSN 0002-7863. doi:10.1021/ja01265a099.

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Ackermann and Mayer investigated the structure of acetaldehyde by the electron diffraction technique using 6.4 kilovolt electrons. Their photographs showed only two maxima and one minimum; hence it was necessary for them to assign very large uncertainties to their results. Since the distances they reported were considerably shorter than predicted by the covalent radius table, it was decided that the structure of acetaldehyde should be reinvestigated using fast electrons.

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Additional Information:© 1939 American Chemical Society. Received August 10, 1939.
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Official Citation:The Molecular Structure of Acetaldehyde D. P. Stevenson, H. D. Burnham, and Verner. Schomaker Journal of the American Chemical Society 1939 61 (10), 2922-2925 DOI: 10.1021/ja01265a099
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