ethionic acid


ethi·​on·​ic acid
: an unstable diacid HO3SCH2CH2OSO3H known only in solution and obtainable by adding water to ethionic anhydride

Word History


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

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ethionic acid was in 1844

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“Ethionic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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