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pelargonic

[ pel-ahr-gon-ik, -goh-nik, -er- ]
/ ˌpɛl ɑrˈgɒn ɪk, -ˈgoʊ nɪk, -ər- /
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adjective Chemistry.
of or derived from a pelargonium or pelargonic acid.
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Origin of pelargonic

First recorded in 1855–60; pelargon(ium) + -ic
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How to use pelargonic in a sentence

  • The spirituous solution of pelargonic ether may also be profitably prepared from oleic acid, according to Gottlieb's method.

    The Art of Perfumery|G. W. Septimus Piesse
  • It is promptly oxidized by nitric acid, and is converted into pelargonic acid and other fatty acids.

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