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Benzoic acid

Chemical Formula:

Synonyms

Benzenecarboxylic acid
Carboxybenzene
Phenyl carboxylic acid
Phenylformic acid

Description

White powder or crystals with a strong odor.

Benzoic acid has good anti-microbial features, but because it does not dissolve well in water, sodium benzoate is often used, because in acidic solutions it converts to benzoic acid, and sodium benzoate dissolves very well in water.

Uses

Benzoic acid is used as an anti-microbial agent.

It is found in toothpastes and mouthwashes, cosmetics, and deodorants.


benzoic acid: InChI=1/C7H6O2/c8-7(9)6-4-2-1-3-5-6/h1-5H,(H,8,9)/f/h8H


By Simon Quellen Field