butanoic acid

noun
bu·​ta·​no·​ic acid | \ ¦byütə¦nōik- \

Definition of butanoic acid

: butyric acid sense a used in the system of nomenclature adopted by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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History and Etymology for butanoic acid

butane + -o- + -ic

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“Butanoic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butanoic%20acid. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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