semiquinone

[sem-ee-kwi-nohn, -kwin-ohn, sem-ahy-]

noun Chemistry.

any of the class of free radicals formed as intermediates in the oxidation of a hydroquinone to a quinone.

Nearby words

  1. semipro,
  2. semiprofessional,
  3. semipublic,
  4. semiquantitative,
  5. semiquaver,
  6. semiramis,
  7. semireligious,
  8. semirigid,
  9. semiround,
  10. semis

Origin of semiquinone


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