In article <2t6kv1$e6q at lyra.csx.cam.ac.uk>, njw at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk (White Nick) says:
>>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!
>> Nick J .White, Haematological Medicine,
> Cambridge University, MRC Centre, Hills Road, Cambridge,
> Cambs. CB2 2QH United Kingdom.
>> Internet njw at al.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk> Telephone +44 223 330561
> Fax +44 223 336837
This is for your pint. Glacial acetic has a fairly high melting point, 16.6C to
be precise. So on a cold day it will freeze and look like ice, hence 'glacial'.