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Glacial Acetic Acid

Dr R. Dalgleish ray at leicester.ac.uk
Thu Jun 9 05:37:54 EST 1994

> Hello,
> No one  our lab knows why glacial acetis acid is called "glacial". If
> anyone could enlighten us we would be very grateful and I may even
> win a beer!
> Thanks
> nick
If you cool glacial acetic acid sufficiently it will begin to soldify
and form galciers though I think it looks more like icebergs.
The name glacial probably stuck as there is no comparable simple
adjective that you can form from iceberg.

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