carbolic acid


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carbolic acid:

see phenolphenol
, C6H5OH, a colorless, crystalline solid that melts at about 41°C;, boils at 182°C;, and is soluble in ethanol and ether and somewhat soluble in water. An aromatic alcohol, it exhibits weak acidic properties and is corrosive and poisonous.
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carbolic acid

[kär′bäl·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
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