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oxalic acid

División en sílabas: ox·al·ic ac·id
Pronunciación: /äkˌsalik ˈasid
 
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Definición de oxalic acid en inglés:

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Chemistry
A poisonous crystalline acid with a sour taste, present in rhubarb leaves, wood sorrel, and other plants. Its uses include bleaching and cleansing.
Example sentences
  • When it does so, however, it leads to the formation of highly toxic products - formic acid and oxalic acid, respectively.
  • Mix the ferric ammonium citrate and oxalic acid well, then add the silver nitrate.
  • It is an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamins C, E and K, calcium, potassium, iron, sodium, sulphur, folic acid and oxalic acid.

Origen

late 18th century: oxalic from French oxalique, via Latin from Greek oxalis 'wood sorrel'.

Derivados

oxalate

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Pronunciación: /ˈäksəˌlāt/
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Example sentences
  • Decreased total urinary oxalate has been noted following boron supplementation, leading some researchers to suggest a potential role in control of urolithiasis.
  • The bacteria break down and lower high levels of oxalate, a byproduct of digestion that is the major cause of kidney stones.
  • Too much oxalate can be life threatening because its calcium salt is poorly soluble and readily crystallizes out in the kidney and urinary tract, causing blockages and organ failure.

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