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acetic acid
n. ethanoic acid, pungent liquid acid, primary constituent of vinegar

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Acetic acid
Acetic acid (systematically named ethanoic acid ) is an organic compound with the chemical formula CH3COOH (also written as CH3CO2H or C2H4O2). It is a colourless liquid that when undiluted is also called glacial acetic acid. Acetic acid is the main component of vinegar (apart from water; vinegar is roughly 8 cetic acid by volume), and has a distinctive sour taste and pungent smell. Besides its production as household vinegar, it is mainly produced as a precursor to polyvinylacetate and cellulose acetate. Although it is classified as a weak acid, concentrated acetic acid is corrosive and attacks the skin.

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acetic acid

Noun
1. a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals
(synonym) ethanoic acid
(hypernym) carboxylic acid
(hyponym) acetum
(substance-holonym) diclofenac sodium, Voltaren


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n. kyselina octová; ocet

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acid which turns wine into vinegar



















































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