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glacial acetic acid vs. acetic acid


noun
  1. acetic acid of at least 99.5 percent concentration, solidifying at 16.7°C.

noun
  1. a colorless, pungent, water-miscible liquid, C2H4O2, the essential constituent of vinegar, produced by oxidation of acetaldehyde, bacterial action on ethyl alcohol, the reaction of methyl alcohol with carbon monoxide, and other processes: used chiefly in the manufacture of acetate fibers and in the production of numerous esters that are solvents and flavoring agents.

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