Acetic+acid

  • 1 Acetic acid — Acetic redirects here. It is not to be confused with Ascetic. Acetic acid …

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  • 2 acetic acid — ► NOUN ▪ the acid that gives vinegar its characteristic taste. ORIGIN from Latin acetum vinegar …

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  • 3 acetic acid — n. a sour, colorless, liquid organic acid, CH3COOH, having a sharp odor: it is contained in vinegar (3 to 8%) and is used with alcohols to produce esters, esp. cellulose acetate …

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  • 4 acetic acid — Chem. a colorless, pungent, water miscible liquid, C2H4O2, the essential constituent of vinegar, produced by oxidation of acetaldehyde, bacterial action on ethyl alcohol, the reaction of methyl alcohol with carbon monoxide, and other processes:… …

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  • 5 acetic acid — noun A clear colourless organic acid, CHCOOH, 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 …

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  • 6 acetic acid — A product of the oxidation of ethanol and of the destructive distillation of wood; used locally as a counterirritant and occasionally internally, and also as a reagent; contained in vinegars. SYN: ethanoic acid. diluted a. contains 6% w/v of a..… …

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  • 7 acetic acid — acto rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė CH₃COOH atitikmenys: angl. acetic acid; ethanoic acid; ethylic acid; vinegar acid rus. уксусная кислота ryšiai: sinonimas – etano rūgštis …

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  • 8 acetic acid —    A colorless, pungent, mobile liquid, usually obtained by the destructive distillation of wood or by the oxidation of alcohol with ferments. Chemical reagent used in Griess (Walker) test for gunpowder residue detection. Acetic acid form nitrous …

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  • 9 acetic acid — [[t]əsi͟ːtɪk æ̱sɪd[/t]] N UNCOUNT Acetic acid is a colourless acid. It is the main substance in vinegar …

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  • 10 acetic acid — [ə si:tɪk, ə sɛt ] noun Chemistry the acid that gives vinegar its characteristic taste; ethanoic acid. [CH3COOH.] Origin C18: acetic from Fr. acétique, from L. acetum vinegar …

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  • 11 acetic acid — noun a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals • Syn: ↑ethanoic acid • Hypernyms: ↑carboxylic acid • Hyponyms: ↑acetum, ↑trichloroacetic acid, ↑trichloracetic acid, ↑ …

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  • 12 acetic acid — noun Etymology: probably from French acétique, from Latin acetum vinegar Date: 1788 a colorless pungent liquid acid C2H4O2 that is the chief acid of vinegar and that is used especially in synthesis (as of plastics) …

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  • 13 acetic acid — an organic acid, CH3COOH, used in diluted form in preparation of fish marinades, q.v …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 14 ACETIC ACID —    the pure acid of vinegar; the salts are called acetates …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 15 acetic acid — a|ce|tic ac|id [əˌsi:tık ˈæsıd] n [U] [Date: 1700 1800; : French; Origin: acétique, from Latin acetum vinegar ] the acid in ↑vinegar …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 acetic acid — a|ce|tic ac|id [ ə,sitık æsıd ] noun uncount the acid in VINEGAR …

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  • 17 acetic acid — pungent liquid acid, primary constituent of vinegar …

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  • 18 acetic acid — noun (U) the acid in vinegar …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 acetic acid — UK [əˌsiːtɪk ˈæsɪd] / US [əˌsɪtɪk ˈæsɪd] noun [uncountable] chemistry a type of acid that is the main substance in vinegar. It is used in making drugs, plastics, and fibres …

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  • 20 acetic acid — /əˌsitɪk ˈæsəd/ (say uh.seetik asuhd), /əˌsɛtɪk/ (say uh.setik) noun ethanoic acid, a colourless liquid, CH3COOH, the essential constituent of vinegar, used in the manufacture of acetate rayon and the production of numerous esters as solvents and …

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