trichloroacetic acid

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trichloroacetic acid

[trī¦klȯr·ō·ə¦sed·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CCl3COOH Toxic, deliquescent, colorless crystals with a pungent aroma; soluble in water, alcohol, and ether; boils at 198°C; used as a chemical intermediate and laboratory reagent, and in medicine, pharmacy, and herbicides. Abbreviated TCA.