reductic acid

noun re·duc·tic acid \-ktik-\

Definition of reductic acid

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of reductic acid

reduction + -ic


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