ethionic acid

ethi·​on·​ic acid | \ ¦e|thē|¦änik-, ¦ē|, |ˌthī| \

Definition of ethionic acid

: an unstable diacid HO3SCH2CH2OSO3H known only in solution and obtainable by adding water to ethionic anhydride

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First Known Use of ethionic acid

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ethionic acid

ethionic International Scientific Vocabulary e- (from ether) + -thion- (from Greek theion brimstone) + -ic

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“Ethionic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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