saccharinic acid

noun
sac·​cha·​rin·​ic acid | \ ¦sakə¦rinik- \

Definition of saccharinic acid

: any of several polyhydroxy acids formed from sugars by alkaline treatment as though by internal oxidation and reduction so that one carbon no longer holds an oxygen and in many instances with branching of the carbon skeleton

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History and Etymology for saccharinic acid

saccharinic International Scientific Vocabulary saccharin + -ic

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“Saccharinic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saccharinic%20acid. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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