ethylhexoic acid

eth·​yl·​hex·​o·​ic acid | \ ¦ethə̇l¦hek¦sōik- \

Definition of ethylhexoic acid

: a colorless liquid acid CH3(CH2)3CH(C2H5)COOH made synthetically and used in the form of its salts (such as the cobalt or lead salt) chiefly as varnish driers; 2-ethyl-hexanoic acid

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History and Etymology for ethylhexoic acid

ethyl + hexoic

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