croconic acid

noun
cro·​con·​ic acid | \ krəˈkänik- \

Definition of croconic acid

: a yellow crystalline hydroxy ketone C5O3(OH)2 obtained from rhodizonic acid and various other oxygen derivatives of benzene and that forms yellow or orange-colored salts

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History and Etymology for croconic acid

partial translation of German krokonsäure, from krokon- (irregular from Greek krokos crocus, saffron) + säure acid

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“Croconic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/croconic%20acid. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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