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chloracetic acid

[klawr-uh-see-tik, -set-ik, klohr-, klawr-, klohr-] /ˈklɔr əˈsi tɪk, -ˈsɛt ɪk, ˈkloʊr-, ˌklɔr-, ˌkloʊr-/
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for chloracetic acid

chloroacetic acid

/ˌklɔːrəʊəˈsiːtɪk/
noun
1.
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
2.
either of two related compounds: dichloracetic acid, CHCl2COOH, or trichloracetic acid CCl3COOH
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