Benzoates

benzoate

[ben-zoh-eyt, -it]
noun Chemistry.
a salt or ester of benzoic acid.

Origin:
1800–10; benzo- + -ate2

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benzoate (ˈbɛnzəʊˌeɪt, -ɪt)
 
n
Systematic name: benzenecarboxylate any salt or ester of benzoic acid, containing the group C6H5COO-- or the ion C6H5COO--

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benzoate ben·zo·ate (běn'zō-āt')
n.
A salt or ester of benzoic acid.

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benzoate   (běn'zō-āt')  Pronunciation Key 
A salt or ester of benzoic acid, having the general formula C6H5COOR, where R is an element or group that has replaced the hydrogen in the carboxyl group (COOH) of benzoic acid. In salts of benzoic acid, R is a metal, while in esters of benzoic acid, R is another radical, such as methyl.
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