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ben'zene•sul•fon'ic ac'id



Pronunciation: (ben'zēn-sul-fon'ik, ben-zēn'-), [key] Chem.
a fine, needlelike substance, C6H6SO3, used chiefly as a catalyst and in the synthesis of phenol, resorcinol, and other organic products.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

benzene seriesbenzenoid

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