hexanoic acid


hex·​a·​no·​ic acid ˌhek-sə-ˈnō-ik- How to pronounce hexanoic acid (audio)

Examples of hexanoic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It's made of hexanoic acid, octanoic acid and decanoic acid, the study said. Megan Marples, CNN, 15 Mar. 2022

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Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary hexane + -oic

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hexanoic acid was in 1926

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“Hexanoic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexanoic%20acid. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

hexanoic acid

hex·​a·​no·​ic acid ˌhek-sə-ˌnō-ik- How to pronounce hexanoic acid (audio)
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