Pyroacetic
Pyroacetic Pyr`o*a*ce"tic, a. [Pyro- + acetic: cf. F. pyroac['e]tique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, and designating, a substance (acetone) obtained by the distillation of the acetates. It is now called also {pyroacetic ether}, and formerly was called {pyroacetic spirit}. [1913 Webster]

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  • pyroacetic ether — Pyroacetic Pyr o*a*ce tic, a. [Pyro + acetic: cf. F. pyroac[ e]tique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, and designating, a substance (acetone) obtained by the distillation of the acetates. It is now called also {pyroacetic ether}, and formerly was called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pyroacetic spirit — Pyroacetic Pyr o*a*ce tic, a. [Pyro + acetic: cf. F. pyroac[ e]tique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, and designating, a substance (acetone) obtained by the distillation of the acetates. It is now called also {pyroacetic ether}, and formerly was called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acetone — Ac e*tone, n. [See {Acetic}.] (Chem.) A volatile liquid consisting of three parts of carbon, six of hydrogen, and one of oxygen; pyroacetic spirit, obtained by the distillation of certain acetates, or by the destructive distillation of citric… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acĕton — (Methyl Acetyl, Spir. pyroacetic., Chem.), C6H6O2 bildet sich bei der trocknen Destillation von essigsauren Salzen, Weinsäure, Citronensäure etc. u. ist gewöhnlich im rohen Holzgeiste enthalten. Man stellt das A. gewöhnlich durch Destillation von …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • spirit — 1. noun /ˈspɪɹɪt,ˈspiɹɪt,ˈspɪɹɪt/ a) The undying essence of a human. The soul. School spirit is at an all time high. b) A supernatural being, often but not exclusively without physical form; ghost, fairy, angel …   Wiktionary

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