thioacetic acid

thio·​acetic acid | \ "+...- \

Definition of thioacetic acid

: a pungent liquid acid CH3COSH made by heating acetic acid with phosphorus pentasulfide and used as a chemical reagent

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History and Etymology for thioacetic acid

thioacetic International Scientific Vocabulary thi- + acetic

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“Thioacetic acid.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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