meaning of Acetate

Acetate meaning in General Dictionary

A salt created because of the union of acetic acid with a base or positive radical as acetate of lead acetate of potash

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  • a salt or ester of acetic acid
  • a fabric created from materials of cellulose acetate
  • a salt formed by the union of acetic acid with a base or positive radical; since, acetate of lead, acetate of potash.

Acetate meaning in Medical Dictionary

A molecular ion produced from acetic acid. The formula of acetate is CH3COO-.


Acetate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1827, "salt formed by incorporating acetic acid with a base," from Latin acetum "vinegar" (see acetic) + chemical suffix -ate (3). As a kind of artificial product, its attested from 1920, brief for acetate silk, etc.


Acetate meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A salt created because of the union of acetic acid with a base or positive radical; since, acetate of lead, acetate of potash.


Sentence Examples with the word Acetate

Let us allow dilute sodium acetate to react with dilute hydrochloric acid.

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