chlorosulfonic acid

chlorosulfonic acid

[klawr-oh-suhl-fon-ik, klohr-, klawr-, klohr-]
noun
a colorless or yellowish, highly corrosive, pungent liquid, HClO 3 S, usually produced by treating sulfur trioxide with hydrogen chloride: used in organic synthesis to introduce the sulfonyl chloride group, =SO 2 Cl.

Origin:
chloro-2 + sulfonic acid

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