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benzoate

[ ben-zoh-eyt, -it ]

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. a salt or ester of benzoic acid.


benzoate

/ -ɪt; ˈbɛnzəʊˌeɪt /

noun

  1. any salt or ester of benzoic acid, containing the group C 6 H 5 COO– or the ion C 6 H 5 COO Systematic namebenzenecarboxylate


benzoate

/ bĕnzō-āt′ /

  1. A salt or ester of benzoic acid, having the general formula C 6 H 5 COOR, 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of benzoate1

First recorded in 1800–10; benzo- + -ate 2
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Example Sentences

Besides the hexamethylenamin, Uriseptin contains lithium and a benzoate.

According to our chemists, the chief ingredients of Uriseptin are hexamethylenamin and lithium benzoate.

A gram of the crystals was heated with concentrated sulphuric acid and alcohol when the odor of ethyl benzoate was noted.

Her talk these days was of formaldehyde, benzoate of soda, and salicylic acid.

They also ferment readily, although a small percentage of preservative, such as benzoate of soda, will halt spoilage.

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benzobenzoate of soda