Carbonyl vs. Acyl
Difference Between Carbonyl and Acyl
(organic chemistry) In organic chemistry, a divalent functional group, (-CO-), characteristic of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, amides, carboxylic acid anhydrides, carbonyl halides, esters and others.
(organic chemistry) Any of class of organic radicals, RCO-, formed by the removal of a hydroxyl group from a carboxylic acid.
(inorganic chemistry) Any compound of a metal with carbon monoxide, such as nickel carbonyl, Ni(CO)4.
any group or radical of the form RCO- where R is an organic group;an example of the acyl group is the acetyl group
a compound containing metal combined with carbon monoxide
relating to or containing the carbonyl group