imidic acid

noun

: any of various acids characterized by the presence of the imido group
especially : one of a class of organic acids containing a carboxyl group in which the carbonyl oxygen atom is replaced by an imido group and having the general formula RC(=NH)OH but known only in the form of derivatives (as esters or acid chlorides)

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary imide + -ic

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“Imidic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imidic%20acid. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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