EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Chemistry a salt or ester of benzoic acid. Origin of benzoate
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Her talk these days was of formaldehyde,
benzoate of soda, and salicylic acid.
The use of benzoic acid (
benzoate of soda) as a food preservative illustrates several phases of the controversy.
They also ferment readily, although a small percentage of preservative, such as
benzoate of soda, will halt spoilage. Benzoate of potash results when chloride of benzoyle is treated with caustic potash.
It also appears that a
benzoate is still present, though no longer mentioned in the formula. British Dictionary definitions for benzoate noun any salt or ester of benzoic acid, containing the group C 6 H 5 COO– or the ion C 6 H 5 COO – Systematic name: benzenecarboxylate
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n. A salt or ester of benzoic acid.
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A salt or ester of benzoic acid, having the general formula C 6H 5COOR, where R is an element or group that has replaced the hydrogen in the carboxyl group (COOH) of benzoic acid. In salts of benzoic acid, R is a metal, while in esters of benzoic acid, R is another radical, such as methyl.
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