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Benzoic acid

Chemical Formula:


Benzenecarboxylic acid
Phenyl carboxylic acid
Phenylformic acid


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.


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
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