- a colorless, crystalline, deliquescent, water-soluble powder, C2H3ClO2, usually derived from acetic acid by chlorination: used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes and other organic compounds.
Also chloracetic acid.
Also called monochloroacetic acid.
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chloracetic acid (ˌklɔːrəˈsiːtɪk)
- a colourless crystalline soluble strong acid prepared by chlorinating acetic acid and used as an intermediate in the manufacture of many chemicals; monochloracetic acid. Formula: CH 2 ClCOOH
- either of two related compounds: dichloracetic acid, CHCl 2 COOH, or trichloracetic acid CCl 3 COOH
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