campholytic acid

cam·​pho·​lyt·​ic acid | \ ¦kam(p)fə¦litik- \

Definition of campholytic acid

: either of two unsaturated acids C8H13COOH distinguished as α and β and made indirectly from camphoric acid

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History and Etymology for campholytic acid

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

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“Campholytic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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