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crotonic acid

[kroh-ton-ik, -toh-nik] /kroʊˈtɒn ɪk, -ˈtoʊ nɪk/
noun, Chemistry.
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C 4 H 6 O 2 , used chiefly in organic synthesis.
Origin of crotonic acid
First recorded in 1830-40; croton + -ic Unabridged
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crotonic acid

a colourless crystalline insoluble unsaturated carboxylic acid produced by oxidation of crotonaldehyde and used in organic synthesis; trans-2-butenoic acid. Formula: CH3CH:CHCOOH
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