nonanoic acid

nonanoic acid

[non-uh-noh-ik, non-]
noun Chemistry.

Origin:
1945–50; nonane (< Latin nōn(us) ninth + -ane) + -o- + -ic

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nonanoic acid (ˌnɒnəˈnəʊɪk)
 
n
Also called: pelargonic acid a colourless oily fatty acid with a rancid odour: used in making pharmaceuticals, lacquers, and plastics. Formula: CH3(CH2)7COOH
 
[C19: from nonane a paraffin, ninth in the methane series, from Latin nōnus ninth + -ane]

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