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Definition of "sulfonic" [sulfonic]

  • Of or relating to the chemical group SO2OH. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sulfonic" in a sentence
  • "Of these compounds PFOS perflourooctane sulfonic acid was in levels that were close to 20-fold higher than each of the others present."
  • "The question of toxicity has not been answered, and until BP releases the exact organic/sulfonic acid salt compound, one cannot independently confirm the safety of the dispersant."
  • "From what we can discern, the active molecule that does the dispersing is "organic sulfonic acid salt," a generic term for class of chemicals."