Styphnic
Styphnic Styph"nic, a. [Gr. (spurious) sty`fein to contract.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a yellow crystalline astringent acid, {(NO2)3.C6H.(OH)2}, obtained by the action of nitric acid on resorcin. Styphnic acid resembles picric acid, but is not bitter. It acts like a strong dibasic acid, having a series of well defined salts. [1913 Webster]

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  • styphnic — adjective Of or pertaining to styphnic acid or its derivatives …   Wiktionary

  • styphnic — styph·nic …   English syllables

  • styphnic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Styphnic acid — Chembox new Name = Styphnic acid ImageFile = Styphnic acid.png ImageName = Styphnic acid IUPACName = 2,4,6 trinitrobenzene 1,3 diol Section1 = Chembox Identifiers CASNo = 82 71 3 UNNumber = 0219 – Dry or wetted with < 20% water/alcohol 0394 –… …   Wikipedia

  • styphnic acid — ˈstifnik noun Etymology: styphnic International Scientific Vocabulary styphn (from German in German styphninsäure styphnic acid , irregular from Greek stryphnos astringent) + ic more at strubbly : an explosive yellow crystalline astringent acid… …   Useful english dictionary

  • styphnic acid — stifno rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė (HO)₂C₆H(NO₂)₃ atitikmenys: angl. styphnic acid rus. стифниновая кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – 2,4,6 trinitro 1,3 benzendiolis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • styphnic acid — noun a nitro substituted di phenol, 2,4,6 trinitrobenzene 1,3 diol, used in the manufacture of dyes, explosives etc See Also: styphnate …   Wiktionary

  • NO23C6HOH2 — Styphnic Styph nic, a. [Gr. (spurious) sty fein to contract.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a yellow crystalline astringent acid, {(NO2)3.C6H.(OH)2}, obtained by the action of nitric acid on resorcin. Styphnic acid resembles picric acid …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • styphnate — ˈstifˌnāt noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary styphn (in styphnic acid) + ate : a salt of styphnic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • Styphnate — Styph nate, n. (Chem.) A salt of styphnic acid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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