sulfenic acid

noun sul·fen·ic acid \¦səl¦fenik-\

Definition of sulfenic acid

  1. :  any of a series of monobasic organic acids of sulfur having the general formula RSOH and known almost exclusively in the form of derivatives (such as acid halides and amides) — compare sulfinic acid, sulfonic acid

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Origin and Etymology of sulfenic acid

sulf- + en- + -ic

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