[awr-thuh-thal-ik, -thuh f-thal-]
- See under phthalic acid(def 1).
Origin of orthophthalic acid
Origin of phthalic acid
First recorded in 1855–60
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- a soluble colourless crystalline acid used in the synthesis of dyes and perfumes; 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid. Formula: C 6 H 4 (COOH) 2
Word Origin for phthalic acid
C19 phthalic, from phthal- (see phthalein) + -ic
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- A colorless crystalline organic acid prepared from naphthalene and used in the synthesis of dyes and other organic compounds.
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- A colorless, crystalline organic acid prepared from naphthalene and used in the synthesis of dyes, perfumes, and other organic compounds. Chemical formula: C8H6O4.
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