Origin of benzoic
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Benzoic acid has been found of service in allaying the irritation.
Divide into 350 lozenges, and finish as with benzoic acid lozenges.
Treated with nitric acid, some hydrocyanic acid is formed, benzoic acid sublimes, and the residual matter is artificial tannin:—8.
Several of the substances popularly termed balsams contain no benzoic acid, and are consequently now classed with the turpentines.
It is perfectly soluble in alcohol and in ether, and gives out its acid (benzoic or cinnamic) to water.
- of, containing, or derived from benzoic acid or benzoin
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