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A clear, colorless liquid, having a strong, vinegar-like odor, a purely acid taste, and a strongly acid reaction. Sp. gr., about 1.048.
Lead and copper, sulphuric, sulphurous and hydrochloric acids.
Acetic Acid is used to make the Aceta, and in several preparations.
Diluted Acetic Acid. Acetic Acid, 100; distilled water, 500. Sp. gr., about 1.008. It contains 6 per cent., by weight, of absolute Acetic Acid.
Dose, 1 to 4 fl. dr.; 4. to 15. c.c.