/ (ˌpɛntəˈnəʊɪk) /
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
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Word Origin for pentanoic acid
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