adipic acid

adipic acid

[uh-dip-ik]
noun Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C 6 H 10 O 4 , used chiefly in the synthesis of nylon.
Also called hexanedioic acid.


Origin:
adip- + -ic

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adipic acid (əˈdɪpɪk)
 
n
a colourless crystalline solid used in the preparation of nylon. Formula: HOOC(CH2)4COOH
 
[C19: from New Latin adiposus fat + -ic]

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