benzenesulfonic acid

[ ben-zeen-suhl-fon-ik, ben-zeen- ]
/ ˈbɛn zin sʌlˈfɒn ɪk, bɛnˈzin- /

noun Chemistry.

a fine, needlelike substance, C6H6SO3, used chiefly as a catalyst and in the synthesis of phenol, resorcinol, and other organic products.

Nearby words

  1. benzeneazobenzene,
  2. benzenecarbaldehyde,
  3. benzenecarbonyl,
  4. benzenecarboxylate,
  5. benzenecarboxylic acid,
  6. benzenoid,
  7. benzethonium chloride,
  8. benzi box,
  9. benzidine,
  10. benzimidazole

Origin of benzenesulfonic acid


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