xeronic acid

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xero- +‎ -n- +‎ -ic, from the acid's tendency to form its anhydride.


xeronic acid (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry, archaic) An acid with chemical formula C8H12O4, related to fumaric acid.
    • 1884, Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, A Treatise on chemistry: Volume 3
      The empirical formula of xeronic acid shows that it is homologous with citraconic acid, but it possesses properties very different from this, inasmuch as it does not combine either with nascent hydrogen or with bromine.

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