xylenesulfonic acid

noun

xy·​lene·​sulfonic acid
¦zīˌlēn+...-
: any of six crystalline isomeric acids (CH3)2C6H3SO3H obtained by sulfonation of the xylenes but most readily of ortho- and meta -xylenes, which can thus be separated from para -xylene in the commercial mixture

Word History

Etymology

xylene + sulfonic

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“Xylenesulfonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xylenesulfonic%20acid. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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