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Published October 1939 | public
Journal Article

The Molecular Structure of Acetaldehyde


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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© 1939 American Chemical Society. Received August 10, 1939.

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