- a colorless, thick, hygroscopic liquid, C5H10O4: used chiefly in the manufacture of explosives.
Origin of acetin
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Determine the acetin value of the residue at in terms of glycerol.
The glycerine may also be determined by the acetin or bichromate methods after driving off the alcohol and ether if so desired.
Determine the apparent percentage of glycerol in the sample by the acetin process as described.
An approximation to the quantity can be obtained from the spread between the acetin and bichromate results on such distillates.