Cleve's acid

noun
Cle·​ve's acid | \ ˈklāvəz-, ˈklēvz- \

Definition of Cleve's acid

: either of two colorless crystalline isomeric monosulfonic acids NH2C10H6SO3H derived from alpha-naphthylamine and used as intermediates in making azo dyes also : a mixture of these acids

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History and Etymology for Cleve's acid

after P.T. Cleve

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“Cleve's acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cleve%27s%20acid. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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