Methanol vs. Methanal
Difference Between Methanol and Methanal
(organic compound) The simplest aliphatic alcohol, CH3OH; a colourless, toxic, inflammable liquid, used as a solvent, antifreeze, in the chemical industry, and in the preparation of methylated spirit.
(organic compound) The IUPAC name for formaldehyde, rarely used in research or industry.
a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol; used as an antifreeze and solvent and fuel and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol
a colorless poisonous gas; made by the oxidation of methanol