crotonic-acid

crotonic acid

[kroh-ton-ik, -toh-nik]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C 4 H 6 O 2 , used chiefly in organic synthesis.

Origin:
1830–40; croton + -ic

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crotonic acid (krəʊˈtɒnɪk)
 
n
a colourless crystalline insoluble unsaturated carboxylic acid produced by oxidation of crotonaldehyde and used in organic synthesis; trans-2-butenoic acid. Formula: CH3CH:CHCOOH

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