nonanoic acid

[ non-uh-noh-ik, non- ]
/ ˈnɒn əˈnoʊ ɪk, ˌnɒn- /

noun Chemistry.


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Origin of nonanoic acid

1945–50; nonane (< Latin nōn(us) ninth + -ane) + -o- + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for nonanoic acid

nonanoic acid

/ (ˌnɒnəˈnəʊɪk) /

noun

a colourless oily fatty acid with a rancid odour: used in making pharmaceuticals, lacquers, and plastics. Formula: CH 3 (CH 2) 7 COOHAlso called: pelargonic acid

Word Origin for nonanoic acid

C19: from nonane a paraffin, ninth in the methane series, from Latin nōnus ninth + -ane

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