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sulfonate

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noun sul·fo·nate \ˈsəl-fə-ˌnāt\

Definition of sulfonate

  1. :  a salt or ester of a sulfonic acid



1876

First Known Use of sulfonate

1876


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sulfonate

transitive verb sul·fo·nate

Definition of sulfonate

sulfonat·edsulfonat·ing

  1. :  to introduce the SO3H group into; broadly :  to treat (an organic substance) with sulfuric acid

sul·fo·na·tion play \ˌsəl-fə-ˈnā-shən\ noun


1882

First Known Use of sulfonate

1882


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