benzoate


benzoate

noun Chemistry.

  1. a salt or ester of benzoic acid.

noun

  1. any salt or ester of benzoic acid, containing the group C 6 H 5 COO– or the ion C 6 H 5 COO –Systematic name: benzenecarboxylate

n.

  1. A salt or ester of benzoic acid.

  1. A salt or ester of benzoic acid, having the general formula C6H5COOR, where R is an element or group that has replaced the hydrogen in the carboxyl group (COOH) of benzoic acid. In salts of benzoic acid, R is a metal, while in esters of benzoic acid, R is another radical, such as methyl.

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