VALERIC ACID, or [[Valerianic Acid, C4h9 C02h]], an organic acid belonging to the fatty acid series, which exists in four isomeric forms, one of which contains an asymmetric carbon atom and consequently occurs in two optically active modifications and one optically inactive modification.
Ordinary valeric acid (baldrianic acid) is a mixture of isovaleric acid or isopropylacetic acid, (CH 3) 2 CH.
Normal valeric acid or propylacetic acid, CH 3 CH 2 CH 2 CH2 CO 2 H, is a liquid boiling at: 186°.
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