styphnic acid


styph·​nic acid
: an explosive yellow crystalline astringent acid (NO2)3C6H(OH)2 obtained usually by nitration of resorcinol; 2,4,6-trinitro-resorcinol compare picric acid

Word History


styphnic International Scientific Vocabulary styphn- (from G—in German styphninsäure styphnic acid—, irregular from Greek stryphnos astringent) + -ic

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“Styphnic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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