acrylic acid

acrylic acid

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, corrosive liquid, C 3 H 4 O 2 , having an acrid odor, usually derived from acrolein by oxidation: used especially in the synthesis of acrylic resins.

Origin:
1850–55

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acrylic acid
 
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Systematic name: propenoic acid a colourless corrosive pungent liquid, miscible with water, used in the manufacture of acrylic resins. Formula: CH2:CHCOOH

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acrylic acid  
A colorless, corrosive liquid that readily forms polymers. It is used to make plastics, paints, synthetic rubbers, and textiles. Chemical formula: C3H4O2.
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