chloroacetic acid

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chloroacetic acid

[¦klȯr·ə¦sēd·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
ClCH2COOH White or colorless, deliquescent crystals that are soluble in water, ether, chloroform, benzene, and alcohol; used as an herbicide and in the manufacture of dyes and other organic molecules.