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Acetate Definition

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This is the chemical structure of the acetate anion.

This is the chemical structure of the acetate anion.

Todd Helmenstine
Definition: 1. acetate ion (CH3COO-, C2H3O2-) an ion formed by removing the acidic hydrogen from acetic acid. 2. a fiber made from cellulose acetate. 3. a compound resulting from replacing the acidic hydrogen in acetic acid.

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