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ox·al·ic acid

 (ŏk-săl′ĭk)
n.
A poisonous, colorless crystalline dicarboxylic acid, C2H2O4, found in many plants, such as spinach, and used as a bleach and rust remover.

[Latin oxalis, wood sorrel; see oxalis + -ic.]

oxalic acid

(ɒkˈsælɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless poisonous crystalline dicarboxylic acid found in many plants: used as a bleach and a cleansing agent for metals. Formula: (COOH)2. Systematic name: ethanedioic acid
[C18: from French oxalique, from Latin oxalis garden sorrel; see oxalis]

ox•al′ic ac′id

(ɒkˈsæl ɪk)

n.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous acid, H2C2O4∙2H2O, used chiefly for bleaching, as a cleanser, and as a laboratory reagent.
[1785–95; < French oxalique. See oxalis, -ic]

ox·al·ic acid

(ŏk-săl′ĭk)
A poisonous, crystalline acid found in a number of plants. It is used for many industrial purposes, including rust removal and bleaching.
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Noun1.oxalic acid - a toxic colorless crystalline organic acid found in oxalis and other plants; used as a bleach and rust remover and in chemical analysis
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
Translations
Oxalsäure
oksaalihappo
acide oxalique
oksalsyre
kwas szczawiowy
oxalsyra

oxalic acid

nOxalsäure f

ox·al·ic ac·id

n. ácido oxálico.
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The results obtained with chemical leaching when using different concentrations of organic acids showed that dissolution of aluminum was much higher in citric and oxalic acid than other acids.
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a] of citric and oxalic acids, in a calcareous soil the organic acids will fully dissociate into [citrate.
Some of the organic acids such as oxalic acids are likely to form precipitates with calcium in these calcareous soils, and this would not be recovered in our extracts.
On the Continent, formic, lactic and oxalic acids - substances which already occur naturally in honey - are being used to control the mite.