Malonate definition

mălə-nāt, -nĭt
A salt or ester of malonic acid.
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The dianion with chemical formula CH2 (COO)22− that results from removal of the two carboxylic hydrogen ions from malonic acid.
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A salt or ester of malonic acid.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
malonate
Plural:
malonates

Origin of malonate

  • malon(ic acid) –ate

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