nitrolic acid

noun
ni·​tro·​lic acid | \ (ˈ)nī‧¦trōlik, -rälik- \

Definition of nitrolic acid

: any of a class of weak acids of the general formula RC(=NOH)NO2, that are formed by the action of nitrous acid on primary nitroparaffins RCH2NO2 and that react with alkalies to give intensely red-colored solutions of their salts aceto-nitrolic acid CH3C(=NOH)NO2 — compare pseudonitrole

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History and Etymology for nitrolic acid

nitr- + -ol + -ic

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“Nitrolic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitrolic%20acid. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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