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acetic acid

n.
A clear, colorless organic acid, C2H4O2, with a distinctive pungent odor, used as a solvent and in the manufacture of rubber, plastics, acetate fibers, pharmaceuticals, and photographic chemicals. It is the chief acid of vinegar.

acetic acid

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless pungent liquid, miscible with water, widely used in the manufacture of acetic anhydride, vinyl acetate, plastics, pharmaceuticals, dyes, etc. Formula: CH3COOH. Systematic name: ethanoic acid See also glacial acetic acid, vinegar

ace′tic ac′id


n.
a colorless, pungent liquid, C2H4O2, the essential constituent of vinegar: used chiefly in the manufacture of acetate fibers, solvents, and flavoring agents.
[1800–10]

a·ce·tic acid

(ə-sē′tĭk)
A clear, pungent acid, C2H4O2, occurring naturally in vinegar and also produced commercially. It is used as a solvent and in making rubber, cellulose acetate plastics, paints, and dyes.
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Noun1.acetic acid - a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticalsacetic acid - a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals
Cataflam, diclofenac potassium - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Cataflam)
diclofenac sodium, Voltaren - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Voltaren) that is administered only orally
etodolac, Lodine - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Lodine)
Indocin, indomethacin - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Indocin)
ketorolac, Torodal - nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (trade name Torodal) that is given only orally
Acular, ketorolac tromethamine, Toradol - nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Acular and Toradol) that is administered only intramuscularly
acetum - a dilute solution of acetic acid that is used as a solvent (e.g. for a drug)
carboxylic acid - an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups
trichloracetic acid, trichloroacetic acid - a strong acid made by chlorinating acetic acid
vinegar - dilute acetic acid
Translations
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etikkahappo
acide acétique
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etiķskābe
ättiksyra

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acetic acid

nacido acetico

acetic acid

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Lactic and acetic acids are widely used as food preservatives to inhibit microbial growth and extend a product's shelf life.
coli O157:H7 cells from an overnight culture, washed them with sterilized peptone water and inoculated them into lactic acid or acetic acid at about 106 CFU per ml.
1% acetic acid, the cells became VBNC on the second day and maintained this state up to day 14.
Theoretical considerations and experimental tests led to the conclusion that both carbonic and acetic acids are good candidates for this purpose.
Both nano HA samples, prepared with acetic acid and carbonic acid, appeared amorphous in XRD (Figs.
Table 60: EU Exports of Acetic Acids, its Salts and Acetic
Table 61: EU Exports of Acetic Acids, its Salts and Acetic
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10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Acetic Acid in Tons by the following End-Use Segments: Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM), Acetic Anhydride, Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Other Acetates, Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA), and Other Applications.
END-USE MARKETS - AN OVERVIEW II-23 Key End-Use Segments for Acetic Acid II-23 Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) II-23 Production Process II-24 End-Use Applications II-24 Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) II-24 Increased Use of PET II-24 Cellulose Acetate & Acetic Anhydride II-24 End-use Applications of Cellulose Acetate II-25 Acetylates (Esters and Acetates) II-25 Ethyl Acetates II-25 Production Process II-25 Recent Developments II-25 Consumption Pattern II-26 Acetic Anhydride II-26 Other II-26 Monochloroacetic Acid II-26 5.
Table 42: US Imports of Vinegar and Other Vinegar Substitutes Derived from Acetic Acid (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Origin Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6 Strategic Corporate Developments III-6 Key Players III-6 B.