acrylic acid

noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, corrosive liquid, C3H4O2, having an acrid odor, usually derived from acrolein by oxidation: used especially in the synthesis of acrylic resins.

Origin of acrylic acid

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for acrylic acid

acrylic acid

noun
  1. a colourless corrosive pungent liquid, miscible with water, used in the manufacture of acrylic resins. Formula: CH 2 :CHCOOHSystematic name: propenoic acid
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acrylic acid in Science

acrylic acid

  1. A colorless, corrosive liquid that readily forms polymers. It is used to make plastics, paints, synthetic rubbers, and textiles. Chemical formula: C3H4O2.
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