Definition of pentanoic acid in English:

pentanoic acid

Line breaks: penta|no¦ic acid
Pronunciation: /ˌpɛntəˈnəʊɪk


[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless liquid fatty acid present in various plant oils, used in making perfumes.
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  • Pentanoic acid, or valeric acid, is also known for its odor and in fact is used for flavorings and perfumes.


1920s: pentanoic from pentane.

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