HyperDic: carboxylic_acid

English > 1 sense of the expression carboxylic acid:
NOUNsubstancecarboxylic acidan organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups
English > carboxylic acid: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAn organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups.
Narroweracetic acid, ethanoic acidA colorless pungent liquid / liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals
benzoic acidA white crystalline solid occurring in many resins
fatty acidAny of a class of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that form part of a lipid molecule and can be derived from fat by hydrolysis
hexanedioic acid, adipic acidA carboxylic acid used in the manufacture of nylon
lactic acidA clear odorless hygroscopic syrupy carboxylic acid found in sour milk and in many fruits
mucic acidA solid acid (C6H10O8) found in milk or sugar
propenoic acid, acrylic acidAn unsaturated liquid carboxylic acid used in the manufacture of acrylic resins
propionic acid, propanoic acidA liquid fatty acid found in milk and sweat and in fuel distillates
saccharic acidA white dicarboxylic acid formed from oxidation of sugar or starch
sebacic acid, decanedioic acidA dicarboxylic acid used to make resins
sorbic acidA white crystalline carboxylic acid used as a preservative
suberic acid, octanedioic acidA dicarboxylic acid found in cork
succinic acidA dicarboxylic acid (C4H6O4) active in metabolic processes
valeric acid, pentanoic acidA clear liquid carboxylic acid used in perfumes and drugs
BroaderacidAny of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
Spanishácido carboxílico
Catalanàcid carboxílic

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