octanoic acid

[ok-tuh-noh-ik, ok-]

noun Chemistry.


Nearby words

  1. octane,
  2. octane number,
  3. octanedioic acid,
  4. octangle,
  5. octangular,
  6. octans,
  7. octant,
  8. octantal,
  9. octantis,
  10. octarchy

Origin of octanoic acid

1905–10; octane + -oic denoting an organic acid containing a carboxyl group, apparently after caproic acid

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