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Meaning of pelargonic acid

pel'argon'ic ac'id

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless, oily, water-immiscible liquid, CHO, occurring as an ester in a volatile oil in species of pelargonium: used chiefly in organic synthesis and in the manufacture of lacquers and plastics. Also called
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