Acetous salt

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Common name for salts of Acetic acid prior to the 1800s when chemical compound names were standardized (Schur 1985). Now esters of acetic acid are called acetates.

Resources and Citations

  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985

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