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Minute liquid droplets or solids of particle size up to 100 mm suspended in a gaseous flow or the atmosphere. Due to their small size, they can be readily dispersed. There are two types: condensation aerosols formed when moisture-laden gases are cooled and dispersion aerosols formed from the break up of solids or atomization of liquids. Aerosol propellant. Colloquially, the pressurized system used to disperse hair spray, deodorant, etc. More accurately, an inert liquid with a low boiling point, from the CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS or HYDROCARBONS, which vaporizes instantaneously at room temperatures on release of pressure.
G. acetamide CH3 CONH2 is manufactured from acetic acid (CH3 COOH) plus ammonia and is widely used as a SOLVENT. Amine. g. methylamine CH3 NH2. Used as a SOLVENT, FUEL additive and in dyeing and staining. Amino acid. Essential component of PROTEINS, consisting of amino (–NH2) and acidic carboxyl (–COOH) groups. There are some 20 different amino acids normally present in proteins and a balanced diet must consist of the right intakes of these acids. There are eight essential amino acids for humans that can only be obtained from the environment by heterotrophic means.
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