campholytic acid


cam·​pho·​lyt·​ic acid
: either of two unsaturated acids C8H13COOH distinguished as α and β and made indirectly from camphoric acid

Word History


camph- + electrolytic; from the acid's having been first obtained by electrolysis

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“Campholytic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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