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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