acid chloride


Definition of acid chloride

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

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First Known Use of acid chloride

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Acid chloride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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