One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- systematic chemical name for butyric acid
- ‘Butanoic acid dissolves in water, and is weak acid, because its dissociation is only partial’
- ‘He devised a two-step synthesis for the compound 4 - (4-hydroxy-phenyl) butanoic acid, an intermediate for a drug that Lilly is developing.’
- ‘Dimethylol butanoic acid (DMBA) contains two kinds of functional groups in one molecule.’
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