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A colorless organic acid, CH3COOH, with a pungent odor and sour taste. Acetic acid (see illustration) is the principle component of vinegar. Concentrated acid is called glacial acetic acid because of its readiness to crystallize at cool temperatures. See also: Vinegar
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