orthocarbonic acid

noun (1)
or·​tho·​carbonic acid | \ ¦ȯ(r)(ˌ)thō+...-\

Definition of orthocarbonic acid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a hypothetical acid H4CO4 or C(OH)4 known in the form of its esters

orthocarbonic ester

noun (2)

Definition of orthocarbonic ester (Entry 2 of 2)

: an ester of orthocarbonic acid especially : the liquid tetraethyl ester C(OC2H5)4 of pleasant odor made by reaction of sodium ethoxide with chloropicrin

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History and Etymology for orthocarbonic acid

Noun (1)

International Scientific Vocabulary orth- + carbonic

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