rhodizonic acid

noun rho·di·zon·ic acid \¦rōdə¦zänik-\

Definition of rhodizonic acid

  1. :  a cyclic acid C6H2O6 known in an unstable colored enediol form and a colorless more stable tautomeric form but obtained usually in the form of a colored salt (as the red disodium salt by passing carbon monoxide into a solution of sodium in liquid ammonia)

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Origin and Etymology of rhodizonic acid

German rhodizon- (in rhodizonsäure rhodizonic acid, from Greek rhodizein to be rose-red + German säure acid) + English -ic


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