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Acetic acid   /əsˈɛtɪk ˈæsəd/   Listen
Acetic acid

A colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals.  Synonym: ethanoic acid.

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"Acetic acid" Quotes from Famous Books

... heroin—a comparatively new derivative of morphine. It is really morphine treated with acetic acid which renders it ...
— The War Terror • Arthur B. Reeve

... superior to sawdust. Sawdust may be partially rotted by mixing it with strong manure (as hog manure), while it acts as a divisor, and prevents the too rapid action of this when applied to the soil. Some kinds of sawdust, such as that from beech wood, form acetic acid on their decomposition, and these should be treated with, at least, a sufficient quantity of lime to correct ...
— The Elements of Agriculture - A Book for Young Farmers, with Questions Prepared for the Use of Schools • George E. Waring

... sometimes seen, and from the number daily destroyed by birds without the species being exterminated. Some barrels of bad ale were left on Mr. Miller's land, in the hope of making vinegar, but the vinegar proved bad, and the barrels were upset. It should be premised that acetic acid is so deadly a poison to worms that Perrier found that a glass rod dipped into this acid and then into a considerable body of water in which worms were immersed, invariably killed them quickly. On the morning after the barrels had been upset, "the heaps ...
— A Book of Natural History - Young Folks' Library Volume XIV. • Various

... be necessary to mix a weak solution of gum arabic with the colors to prevent their penetrating the paper. If printed on too thin a paper the photogravure or engraving should be mounted. If it is found that the colors "crawl" or spread on the photograph, mix a little acetic acid with the colors you are using, and should this fail to remove the difficulty, rub a pinch of pumice stone over the photograph ...
— Crayon Portraiture • Jerome A. Barhydt

... umbrageous foliage loads the branches. You have here a growth, apparently as wonderful as that of any vegetable, perfected in a minute before your eyes. Substituting for the nitrate of silver acetate of lead, which is a compound of lead and acetic acid, the electric current severs the lead from the acid, and you see the metal slowly branching into exquisite metallic ferns, the fronds of which, as they become too heavy, break from their roots and fall to the bottom of ...
— Fragments of science, V. 1-2 • John Tyndall

Words linked to "Acetic acid" :   ketorolac tromethamine, trichloroacetic acid, indomethacin, Toradol, diclofenac sodium, Torodal, Lodine, diclofenac potassium, acetum, ketorolac, carboxylic acid, Voltaren, Cataflam, Indocin, vinegar, Acular, ethanoic acid, etodolac

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