naphthalic acid

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

Definition of naphthalic acid

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