chromotropic acid

noun
variants: or less commonly chromotrope acid

Definition of chromotropic acid

: a colorless crystalline acid C10H4(OH)2(SO3H)2 used as a dye intermediate and as an analytical reagent

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History and Etymology for chromotropic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary chromotropic, chromotrope (from chrom- + -tropic, -trope) + acid; originally formed as German chromotropsäure

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“Chromotropic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromotropic%20acid. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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