Benzoate meaning

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A salt, ester, or anion of benzoic acid.
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A salt or ester of benzoic acid.
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A salt or ester of benzoic acid, having the general formula C6 H5 COOR, where R is an element or group that has replaced the hydrogen in the carboxyl group (COOH) of benzoic acid. In salts of benzoic acid, R is a metal, while in esters of benzoic acid, R is another radical, such as methyl.
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(organic chemistry) Any salt or ester of benzoic acid.
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