Benzoic-acid meaning

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An aromatic white crystalline acid, C7 H6 O2 , used as a food preservative and in dentifrices, germicides, and the manufacturing and processing of dyes.
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A white, crystalline organic acid, C6H5COOH, produced commercially from toluene and used as an antiseptic and preservative and in the making of perfumes, flavorings, etc.
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An aromatic white crystalline acid, C7 H6 O2 , used as a food preservative and in dentifrices, germicides, and the manufacturing and processing of dyes.
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A white, crystalline acid used in preserving food, as a cosmetic, and in medicine. Benzoic acid consists of a benzene ring with a carboxyl group (COOH) attached. It occurs naturally in some plants. Chemical formula: C7H6O2.
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(organic chemistry) A white crystalline organic acid, C6H5COOH; the simplest aromatic carboxylic acid; used as a food preservative and in many other industrial applications.
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Origin of benzoic-acid

  • From benzoin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition