xylenesulfonic acid

noun
xy·lene·sulfonic acid | \¦zīˌlēn+...-\

Definition of xylenesulfonic acid 

: 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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for xylenesulfonic acid

xylene + sulfonic

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about xylenesulfonic acid

Share xylenesulfonic acid

Dictionary Entries near xylenesulfonic acid

xylene

xylene light yellow

xylene musk

xylenesulfonic acid

xylenyl

Xyleutes

Xylia

Statistics for xylenesulfonic acid

Look-up Popularity

Comments on xylenesulfonic acid

What made you want to look up xylenesulfonic acid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not any or not one

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!