hydracrylic acid

hy·​dracryl·​ic acid | \ ¦hīdrə¦krilik- \

Definition of hydracrylic acid

: a syrupy acid HOCH2CH2COOH that is isomeric with lactic acid and decomposes easily on heating into acrylic acid

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History and Etymology for hydracrylic acid

hydracrylic International Scientific Vocabulary hydr- + acrylic

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“Hydracrylic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydracrylic%20acid. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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