benzilic acid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

benzil +‎ -ic + acid

Noun[edit]

benzilic acid (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) A white crystalline aromatic acid soluble in many primary alcohols, which can be prepared by heating a mixture of benzil, alcohol, and potassium hydroxide.