nitrolic acid


ni·​tro·​lic 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

Word History


nitr- + -ol + -ic

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“Nitrolic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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