chloroacetic acid(redirected from chloracetic acid)
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Related to chloracetic acid: sodium chloroacetate
chloroacetic acid(ˌklɔːrəʊəˈsiːtɪk) or
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