chloroformic acid

noun
chlo·​ro·​for·​mic acid

Definition of chloroformic acid

: an acid ClCOOH best known in the form of its esters

called also chlorocarbonic acid

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History and Etymology for chloroformic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary chloroform + -ic

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“Chloroformic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chloroformic%20acid. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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