Thorp, H. Holden Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Last reviewed:January 2020
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A chemical group in which oxygen and hydrogen are bonded and act as a single entity. In inorganic chemistry the hydroxyl group is known as the hydroxide ion (OH−), and it is frequently bonded to metal cations, for example, sodium hydroxide (NaOH). In organic chemistry it frequently acts as a functional group, for example, in an alcohol (ROH, where R represents an alkyl group). See also: Acid and base
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