cyanoacetic acid

noun
cy·​a·​no·​acetic acid | \ ¦sīəˌnō+...- \

Definition of cyanoacetic acid

: a colorless hygroscopic crystalline acid CNCH2COOH obtained by treating chloroacetic acid with sodium cyanide and used in organic synthesis

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History and Etymology for cyanoacetic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary cyan- + acetic

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“Cyanoacetic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyanoacetic%20acid. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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