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

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History and Etymology for xylenesulfonic acid

xylene + sulfonic

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“Xylenesulfonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xylenesulfonic%20acid. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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