Carbolic Acid

From Brass Goggles

carbolic acid (C6H5OH) [kärbol′ik] Etymology: L, carbo, coal, acidus, sour a poisonous, colorless to pale pink crystalline compound obtained from coal tar distillation or oxidation of cumene, and converted to a clear liquid with a strong odor and burning taste by the addition of 10% water. In solution it is a powerful disinfectant. Also called hydroxybenzene, oxybenzene, phenic acid, phenol, phenylic acid, phenylic alcohol.

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