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benzoic acid

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Pronunciation: /bɛnˈzəʊɪk
 
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Definition of benzoic acid in English:

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A white crystalline substance present in benzoin and other plant resins, used as a food preservative.
Example sentences
  • Compounds that protect against sun damage include such things as titanium dioxide, para amino benzoic acid, and benzyl cinnamate.
  • In a second method, toluene is mixed with nitric acid and oxidized to produce benzoic acid.
  • The most commonly found preservatives in the food samples were benzoic acid and sorbic acid.

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