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Acetyl acid

Synonym for acetic acid (ethanoic acid, glacial acetic acid); see there.

The colourless liquid (also known as acetic acid, ethanoic acid, glacial acetic acid, ethanoic acid) is one of the most common organic compounds in food. It was discovered earliest of all acids in the form of vinegar and was already well known to the Egyptians, Babylonians and Chinese in ancient times. Undiluted acetic acid is highly corrosive to the skin. It is relatively easy to recognise by its characteristic vinegar smell, which is particularly noticeable when diluted. The flavour is still distinctly acidic even after extensive dilution.

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