"sulphonic" Definition

  1. a. Pertaining to, or derived from, a sulphone; -- used specifically to designate any one of a series of acids (regarded as acid ethereal salts of sulphurous acid) obtained by the oxidation of the mercaptans, or by treating sulphuric acid with certain aromatic bases (as benzene); as, phenyl sulphonic acid, C6H5.SO2.OH, a stable colorless crystalline substance.

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Position in dictionary: 96897 of 111710 words.
Word Type: a.,
Words that start with "sulphonic": 1
Words that end with "sulphonic": 1
Words that contain "sulphonic": 1
Next words in dictionary: sulphonium, sulphophosphate, sulphophosphite, sulphophosphoric, sulphophosphorous, sulphosalt, sulphostannate, sulphostannic, sulphotungstate, sulphotungstic
Previous words in dictionary: sulphone, sulphonate, sulphonal, sulphocyanogen, sulphocyanide, sulphocyanic, sulphocyanate, sulphocarbonic, sulphocarbonate, sulphoarsenic

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