hemimellitic acid

noun
hemi·​mellitic acid

Definition of hemimellitic acid

: a crystalline acid C6H3(COOH)3 derived from benzene and having half as many carboxyl groups as mellitic acid; 1,2,3-benzene-tricarboxylic acid

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History and Etymology for hemimellitic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary hemi- entry 1 + mellitic

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“Hemimellitic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemimellitic%20acid. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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