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acetic acid

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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acetic acida‧ce‧tic ac‧id /əˌsiːtɪk ˈæsɪd/ noun [uncountable]  DFthe acid in vinegar
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acetic acidThis process abandons the old idea that it is necessary to start with a two-carbon feedstock to make the two-carbon acetic acid.The acid solution is a mixture of glacial acetic acid, acetic anhydride, and sulfuric acid.The geologists took the nodules back to the laboratory and soaked them for months in acetic acid.The principal product of alcohol metabolism is acetic acid, which is useful in many ways.Addition of acetic acid to the urine sample dissolves the salts and clears the urine.The acetic acid process described above is an example.The acetic acid reduces the slight solubility of the silver chloride produced during the titration, providing a sharper end-point.The chief products were acetic acid, acetate salts, mineral acids, albumen, pharmaceuticals, and other chemicals.
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