Definition of malonic acid in English:

malonic acid

Line breaks: mal|on¦ic acid
Pronunciation: /məˈlɒnɪk


[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A crystalline acid obtained by the oxidation of malic acid.
    • Chemical formula: HOOCCH2COOH
    More 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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