ethylhexoic acid

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

Definition of ethylhexoic acid

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of ethylhexoic acid

ethyl + hexoic

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