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Meldrum's acid. Molecular model of the highly acidic organic compound Meldrum's acid (C6.H8.O4). At high temperatures, this chemical (a lactone and a dioxane) is used to produce ketene intermediates useful for synthetic chemists. Atoms are represented as spheres and are colour-coded: carbon (grey), hydrogen (white) and oxygen (red). Illustration.
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