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Definition of the noun acetic acid
What does acetic acid mean as a name of something?
- a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals
- lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
- synonym of acetic acid: ethanoic acid
- more generic term: carboxylic acid = an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups
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Alternative definition of the noun acetic acid
- [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.
- synonym: E260 when used as a preservative
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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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 ...
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 ...
Dictionary 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 ...
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 ...
Lexicon 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 ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The 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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