Caproic Acid Definition

kə-prōĭk, kă-
A colorless, liquid fatty acid, CH3(CH2)4COOH, found in butter and other animal fats and used in the manufacture of esters.
Webster's New World

Origin of Caproic Acid

  • From Latin caper capr- goat (from the acid's goatlike smell)

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

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