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nonanoic acid

[non-uh-noh-ik, non-] /ˈnɒn əˈnoʊ ɪk, ˌnɒn-/
noun, Chemistry
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; nonane (< Latin nōn(us) ninth + -ane) + -o- + -ic
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nonanoic acid

/ˌnɒnəˈnəʊɪk/
noun
1.
a colourless oily fatty acid with a rancid odour: used in making pharmaceuticals, lacquers, and plastics. Formula: CH3(CH2)7COOH Also called pelargonic acid
Word Origin
C19: from nonane a paraffin, ninth in the methane series, from Latin nōnus ninth + -ane
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