capryl compounds

capryl compounds

[′ka‚prəl ‚käm‚pau̇nz]
(organic chemistry)
A misnomer for octyl compounds; that is, the term octyl halide is preferred for caprylic halides, and octanoic acid for caprylic acid.
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