reductic acid

noun
re·​duc·​tic acid | \-ktik-\

Definition of reductic acid 

: a crystalline enolic ketone C5H6O3 that has properties both of an acid and a strong reducing agent in alkaline solution and is formed by the action of dilute sulfuric acid on various carbohydrates at high temperature or synthetically from cyclopentanone; 2, -3-dihydroxy-2-cyclopenten-one

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reduction + -ic

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