naphthalic acid


naph·​thal·​ic acid
÷ (ˈ)nap|
: a crystalline acid C10H6(COOH)2 formed by oxidation of acenaphthene; 1,8-naphthalene-dicarboxylic acid
obsolete : phthalic acid

Word History


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

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“Naphthalic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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