chloroacetic acid

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chloroacetic acid

(ˌklɔːrəʊəˈsiːtɪk) or

chloracetic acid

n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline soluble strong acid prepared by chlorinating acetic acid and used as an intermediate in the manufacture of many chemicals; monochloracetic acid. Formula: CH2ClCOOH
2. (Elements & Compounds) either of two related compounds: dichloracetic acid, CHCl2COOH, or trichloracetic acid CCl3COOH
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