Etlian-1 al-2-oicacid.CH0C00H + H20 or CHOH2COOH. An aldehyde monobasic acid occurring in unripe fruit; rhombic prisms, soluble in water, volatile in steam, which can be obtained by the oxidation of ethanol with nitric acid, or by the hydrolysis of dichloroacetic or dibromoacetic acid,

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