pentanoic acid

/ (ˌpɛntəˈnəʊɪk) /

noun

a colourless liquid carboxylic acid with an unpleasant odour, used in making perfumes, flavourings, and pharmaceuticals. Formula: CH 3 (CH 2) 3 COOHAlso called: valeric acid

Nearby words

  1. pentamethylenediamine,
  2. pentamidine,
  3. pentane,
  4. pentangle,
  5. pentangular,
  6. pentapiperium methylsulfate,
  7. pentaploid,
  8. pentapody,
  9. pentaprism,
  10. pentaptych

Word Origin for pentanoic acid

from pentane

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