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decanoic acid

[dek-uh-noh-ik, dek-] /ˈdɛk əˈnoʊ ɪk, ˌdɛk-/
noun, Chemistry.
Origin of decanoic acid
decane + -o- + -ic
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decanoic acid

/ˌdɛkəˈnəʊɪk/
noun
1.
a white crystalline insoluble carboxylic acid with an unpleasant odour, used in perfumes and for making fruit flavours. Formula: C9H19COOH Also called capric acid
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