ALL meanings of acetic anhydride

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  • noun acetic anhydride a colourless pungent liquid used in the manufacture of cellulose and vinyl acetates for synthetic fabrics. Formula: (CH3CO)2O 3
  • noun acetic anhydride a combustible, colorless liquid, (CH3CO)2O, that decomposes in water to form acetic acid: used in plastics and organic synthesis 3
  • noun acetic anhydride a colorless, pungent liquid, C 4 H 6 O 3 , the anhydride of acetic acid: used chiefly as a reagent and in the production of plastics, film, and fabrics derived from cellulose. 1
  • noun acetic anhydride (organic chemistry) The acid anhydride of acetic acid, (CH3CO)2O. 0
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