decanoic acid

[dek-uh-noh-ik, dek-]

noun Chemistry.


Nearby words

  1. decanal,
  2. decanally,
  3. decane,
  4. decanedioic acid,
  5. decani,
  6. decanol,
  7. decanormal,
  8. decant,
  9. decantation,
  10. decanter

Origin of decanoic acid


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British Dictionary definitions for decanoic acid

decanoic acid

noun

a white crystalline insoluble carboxylic acid with an unpleasant odour, used in perfumes and for making fruit flavours. Formula: C 9 H 19 COOHAlso called: capric acid
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