isobutyric acid

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isobutyric acid

(ī'səbyo͞otēr`ĭk): see butyric acidbutyric acid
or butanoic acid
, CH3CH2CH2CO2H, viscous, foul-smelling, liquid carboxylic acid; m.p. about −5°C;; b.p. 163.5°C;. It is miscible with water, ethanol, and ether.
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isobutyric acid

[¦ī·sō·byü′tir·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
(CH3)2CHCOOH Colorless liquid boiling at 154°C; soluble in water, alcohol, and ether; used as a chemical intermediate and disinfectant, in flavor and perfume bases, and for leather treating.
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