aluminum acetate

noun Chemistry.

a compound that in the form of its normal salt, Al(C2H3O2)3, obtained as a white, water-soluble, amorphous powder, is used chiefly in medicine as an astringent and as an antiseptic, and in the form of its basic salt, Al(C2H3O2)2OH, obtained as a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, is used chiefly in the textile industry as a waterproofing agent, as a fireproofing agent, and as a mordant.

Nearby words

  1. aluminosity,
  2. aluminothermy,
  3. aluminous,
  4. aluminous cement,
  5. aluminum,
  6. aluminum ammonium sulfate,
  7. aluminum borate,
  8. aluminum borohydride,
  9. aluminum brass,
  10. aluminum bronze Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019