Wood acid

Related to Wood acid: pyroligneous acid
(Chem.) a complex acid liquid obtained in the dry distillation of wood, and containing large quantities of acetic acid; hence, specifically, acetic acid. Formerly called pyroligneous acid.

See also: Wood

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Exothermic reactions in kraft pulping arise mostly from the neutralization of native wood acids and the neutralization of acids that form during the cook as carbohydrates and lignin are degraded.