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[as-i-tin] /ˈæs ɪ tɪn/
noun, Chemistry.
a colorless, thick, hygroscopic liquid, C 5 H 10 O 4 : used chiefly in the manufacture of explosives.
Origin of acetin
First recorded in 1870-75; acet- + -in2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Determine the acetin value of the residue at in terms of glycerol.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • The glycerine may also be determined by the acetin or bichromate methods after driving off the alcohol and ether if so desired.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • Determine the apparent percentage of glycerol in the sample by the acetin process as described.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • An approximation to the quantity can be obtained from the spread between the acetin and bichromate results on such distillates.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen

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