chloroacetic acid

chlo·ro·a·ce·tic ac·id
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawr-oh-uh-see-tik, -uh-set-ik, klohr- as-id]
    • /ˌklɔr oʊ əˈsi tɪk, -əˈsɛt ɪk, ˌkloʊr- ˈæs ɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawr-oh-uh-see-tik, -uh-set-ik, klohr- as-id]
    • /ˌklɔr oʊ əˈsi tɪk, -əˈsɛt ɪk, ˌkloʊr- ˈæs ɪd/

Definitions of chloroacetic acid words

  • noun chloroacetic acid a colourless crystalline soluble strong acid prepared by chlorinating acetic acid and used as an intermediate in the manufacture of many chemicals; monochloracetic acid. Formula: CH2ClCOOH 3
  • noun chloroacetic acid either of two related compounds: dichloracetic acid, CHCl2COOH, or trichloracetic acid CCl3COOH 3
  • noun chloroacetic acid a colorless, crystalline, deliquescent, water-soluble powder, C 2 H 3 ClO 2 , usually derived from acetic acid by chlorination: used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes and other organic compounds. 1
  • noun chloroacetic acid (organic chemistry) The chlorinated derivative of acetic acid CH2Cl-COOH that is used in organic synthesis. 0

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This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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