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acetic acid

The dictionary definition of acetic acid is: a strong-smelling liquid that is the primary ingredient of vinegar. Now I know why they came up with the name vinegar. It’s a marketing ploy. How many people would want to ask for some acid with their fish and chips or on their salad? Come to think of […]


If you say something is acetic you mean that it is like vinegar or like acetic acid. The vinegar part of the definition was helpful in getting to understand the word, but how does it help me if the dictionary tells me that acetic means that the thing that the adjective acetic is describing is […]