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pelargonic acid

noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, oily, water-immiscible liquid, C 9 H 1 8 O 2 , occurring as an ester in a volatile oil in species of pelargonium: used chiefly in organic synthesis and in the manufacture of lacquers and plastics.
Also called nonanoic acid.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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pelargonic acid

/ˌpɛləˈɡɒnɪk/
noun
1.
another name for nonanoic acid
Word Origin
C19: so named because it was originally derived from pelargonium leaves
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