|oxalic acid (ɒkˈsælɪk)|
|Systematic name: ethanedioic acid a colourless poisonous crystalline dicarboxylic acid found in many plants: used as a bleach and a cleansing agent for metals. Formula: (COOH)2|
|[C18: from French oxalique, from Latin oxalis garden sorrel; see |
oxalic acid ox·al·ic acid (ŏk-sāl'ĭk)
A poisonous crystalline organic acid found in many plants and used as an agent in chemical reduction.
|oxalic acid (ŏk-sāl'ĭk) Pronunciation Key
A poisonous, crystalline acid found in a number of plants such as sorrel and the leaf blades of rhubarb. It is used for many industrial purposes, including rust removal and bleaching. Chemical formula: C2H2O4.