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sodium propionate

noun, Chemistry
1.
a transparent, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C 3 H 5 NaO 2 , used in foodstuffs to prevent mold growth, and in medicine as a fungicide.
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  • Within the cells of mould, sodium propionate dissociates in water to form sodium ions and propionate ions.
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sodium propionate

noun
1.
a transparent crystalline soluble substance used as a medical fungicide and to prevent the growth of moulds, esp to retard spoilage in packed foods. Formula: Na(C2H5COO)
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