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Why is Hydroxyethyl cellulose not an alcohol?

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--- Quote from: roastchicken on October 22, 2021, 07:21:52 AM ---lax requirements for belonging to the group
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They aren't lax, they are quite precise - it is just that the properties of the compounds that fit the definition vary immensely.

A bit like defining mammals as the ones having mammal glands and then being surprised by how much bat differs from the whale ;)


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