My watch list  

-oic acid

The suffix -oic acid is the IUPAC nomenclature used in organic chemistry to form names of carboxylic acids containing the acidic -COOH group. It was extracted from the name of benzoic acid, which was named after benzoin resin, whose name probably came via Italian from Arabic lubān jāwī = "frankincense from Java", because benzoin resin was brought from Indonesia.

Other organic chemical word components

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "-oic_acid". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE