naphthalic acid

noun naph·thal·ic acid \(ˈ)naf|¦thalik-, ÷ (ˈ)nap|\

Definition of naphthalic acid

  1. 1 :  a crystalline acid C10H6(COOH)2 formed by oxidation of acenaphthene; 1,8-naphthalene-dicarboxylic acid

  2. 2 obsolete :  phthalic acid

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Origin and Etymology of naphthalic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary naphthaline + -ic + acid; probably originally formed as French acide naphtalique


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