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1) sulfuric acid. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...sulfuric acid, chemical compound, H2SO4, colorless, odorless, extremely corrosive, oily liquid. It is sometimes called oil of vitriol. 1 Concentrated Sulfuric AcidWhen...

2) boric acid. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...boric acid, any one of the three chemical compounds, orthoboric (or boracic) acid, metaboric acid, and tetraboric (or pyroboric) acid; the term often refers simply...

3) uric acid. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...uric acid, (yoor´ik) (KEY) , white, odorless, tasteless crystalline substance formed as a result of purine degradation in man, other primates, dalmatians, birds,...

4) acid. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...having a sour taste. 3. The quality of being sarcastic, bitter, or scornful: wrote with acid about her first marriage. 4. Slang See LSD1. 1. Chemistry a. Of, relating...

5) salicylic acid. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...salicylic acid, or 2-hydroxybenzoic acid, C6H4(OH)CO2H, a colorless, crystalline organic carboxylic acid that melts at 159°C; it is soluble in ethanol and ether but...

6) glutamic acid. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...glutamic acid, (glootam´ik) (KEY) , organic compound, one of the 20 amino acids commonly found in animal proteins. Only the l-stereoisomer occurs in mammalian proteins....

7) fumaric acid. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...fumaric acid, (fyoomar´ik) (KEY) or trans-butenedioic acid, HO2CCH[symbol]CHCO2H, unsaturated dicarboxylic acid that melts at 287°C. Maleic acid, or cis-butenedioic...

8) phosphoric acid. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...phosphoric acid, any one of three chemical compounds made up of phosphorus, oxygen, and hydrogen (see acids and bases). The most common, orthophosphoric acid, H3PO4,...

9) oxalic acid. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...oxalic acid, (oksal´ik) (KEY) or ethanedioic acid (eth´andioik) (KEY) , HO2CCO2H, a colorless, crystalline organic carboxylic acid that melts at 189°C with sublimation....

10) nucleic acid. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...nucleic acid, any of a group of organic substances found in the chromosomes of living cells and viruses that play a central role in the storage and replication of...

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