Definition of malonic acid in English:

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malonic acid

Pronunciation: /məˈlɒnɪk/


[mass noun] Chemistry
A crystalline acid obtained by the oxidation of malic acid.
  • Chemical formula: HOOCCH2COOH.
Example sentences
  • It unfolds as a complex interplay among bromate ions, malonic acid, and a catalyst.
  • The occurrence of malonic acid has been reported in the leaves of lucerne and in green wheat plants.
  • A particle size of the dispersed malonic acid of about 25 to about 1000 microns is suitable.


Mid 19th century: malonic from French malonique, alteration of malique 'malic'.

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