ALL meanings of chloroacetic acid

chlo·ro·a·ce·tic ac·id
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  • 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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