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Acetic acid

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Definition of the noun acetic acid

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noun

  1. a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals

Alternative definition of the noun acetic acid

noun

  1. [organic compound] A clear colourless organic acid, CH3COOH, formed by the oxidation of ethanol; it is used as a solvent and has very many industrial applications; it is the major acidic component of vinegar.

Explanation

Acetic acid is an organic compound with the chemical formula CH₃COOH. It is a colourless liquid that when undiluted is also called glacial acetic acid. Vinegar is roughly 3%-5% acetic acid by volume, making acetic acid the main component of vinegar apart from water. Acetic acid has a distinctive sour taste and pungent smell. Besides its production as household vinegar, it is mainly produced as a precursor to polyvinylacetate and cellulose acetate. Although it is classified as a weak acid, concentrated acetic acid is corrosive and can attack the skin.

  • also known as Ethanoic acid, Acetate, Ethanoate, Glacial acetate, Glacial acetic acid, Kyselina octova, Ethylate, Methanecarboxylic acid, Vinegar, Methanecarboxylate, Vinegar acid

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Google previewLexicon Pharmaceuticum, Or a Pharmaceutical Dictionary (1828)

Comprehending the Pharmacopoeias of London, Edinburgh, and Dublin, with a Variety of Other Useful Information Relative to Medicine and Pharmacy, Designed Expressly for the Use of Students by Thomas Castle

Acetic Acid, or Acidum Aceticum Fortins. L. It is here necessary to observe, that the name Acidum Aceticum was lately used by the London Col!egeforthe Diluted Acetic Acid of the present Pharmacopoeia; it must therefore follow, that the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery (2009)

by Carol Ann Rinzler

acetic acid This clear liquid with a characteristic strong odor occurs naturally in many fruits such as apples and oranges, or in milk, or in wine exposed to oxygen. Concentrated ...

Google previewDictionary of Flavors (2008)

by Dolf De Rovira

Acceptance Number — Acetic Acid 45 also be directly proportional to a rating on a Hedonic scale. See Hedonic (Rating) Scale, Attribute, Sensory Evaluation. Acceptance Number — Otherwise designated as the C factor, relating to the number ...

Google previewLexicon Medicum: or, Medical Dictionary ... Fourth edition (1839)

by Robert HOOPER (M.D.), Klein Grant

Acetic acid of considerable strength may be prepared by saturating perfectly dry charcoal with common vinegar, and distilling ; the water comes over first, and, as the heat increases, is followed by the acid. Strong acetic acid is also obtained by ...

Google previewLexicon Pharmaceuticum (1828)

Or a Pharmaceutical Dictionary, Comprehending the Pharmacopoeias of London, Edinburgh, and Dublin, with a Variety of Other Useful Information Relative to Medicine and Pharmacy ... by Thomas Castle

Acetic Acid, or Acidum Aceticum Fortins. L.# It is here necessary to observe, that the name Acidum Accticum was lately used by the London College for the Diluted Acetic Acid of the present Pharmacopoeia; it must therefore follow, that the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

Introduction Historical Background Acetic Acid Production Glossary aerobic process A process that requires the presence of oxygen to proceed. anaerobic process A fermentation that requires the complete absence of oxygen. Abbreviations ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Industrial Technology (2012)

Materials, Processes and Equipment by David F. Tver

Commonly made by mixing cellulose with acetic anhydride, acetic acid, and sulfuric acid in a stainless-steel Werner-Pfleiderer type of mixer for about 3 h. If the triacetate is desired, it is precipitated with dilute acetic acid. If secondary acetate is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology, Four-Volume Set (2000)

by Martin Alexander, Barry R. Bloom, David A. Hopwood, Roger Hull, Barbara H. Iglewski, Allen I. Laskin, Stephen G. Oliver, Moselio Schaechter, William C. Summers

Acetic Acid Production III. IV. Fermenter Designs Downstream Processing GLOSSARY aerobic process A process that requires the presence of oxygen to proceed. anaerobic process A fermentation that requires the complete absence of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1810)

Acetic acid, or radical vinegar, has so strong and penetrating a smell, that it is impossible to support it for any length of time ; its causticity ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Acetic Acid Acetate of ammonia potassa □ — soda □ lime — — — baryta — — — strontia — magnesia COMPOSITION. 62-5 T. A. + ...

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