rhodizonic acid

rho·​di·​zon·​ic acid | \ ¦rōdə¦zänik- \

Definition of rhodizonic acid

: 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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History and Etymology for rhodizonic acid

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

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“Rhodizonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhodizonic%20acid. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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