acid chloride

noun

: a chloride (as acetyl chloride, sulfuryl chloride) derived from an acid by replacement of hydroxyl by chlorine and yielding the acid on hydrolysis

Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acid chloride was in 1845

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“Acid chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acid%20chloride. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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