acetic acid

  1. a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals
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  • The ether gradually absorbs oxygen from the atmosphere, being converted into acetic acid; this, by its superior affinities, reacts on the iodide present, converting it into acetate, with liberation of hydriodic acid; while this latter, under the influence of the atmospheric oxygen, is very rapidly converted into water and iodine. Notes and Queries, Number 227, March 4, 1854 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.
  • Acetic acid is the chief active ingredient in vinegar.
  • When aniline is reacted with excess acetic acid under dehydration conditions a white, crystalline material is formed, acetanilide.
  • Further exposure to oxygen converts the acetaldehyde to acetic acid, the acidic component of wine vinegar, the wine-maker's bête noire.
  • After mixing and centrifugation, aliquots of the acetic acid phase were injected onto a Chromatographic system for quantitation of catecholamines.
  • Other clostridia have the capability to ferment sugars to produce ethanol, butanol, isopropanol, acetic acid, acetone, and similar products, and perhaps the genes responsible for these properties can be incorporated into organisms that can produce alcohols directly from cellulose. 3 Ethanol Production
  • The precipitate is then treated with acetic acid and an alkaline material.
  • Heroin is synthesized from opium, which is made by treating morphine with acetic acid. A KNIFE BETWEEN THE RIBS
  • The acetic acid reduces the slight solubility of the silver chloride produced during the titration, providing a sharper end-point.
  • It appears to me that the paper will absorb its proper dose of iodine better when dry, and the glacial acetic acid will set free any small amount of alkaline potash there may be on the surface; so that it will not embrown on applying gallic acid. Notes and Queries, Number 181, April 16, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.
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