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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 147 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GLYCOLS, in organic chemistry, the generic name given to the aliphatic dihydric alcohols. These compounds may be obtained by heating the alkylen iodides or bromides (e.g. ethylene dibromide) with silver acetate or with potassium acetate and alcohol, the esters so produced being then hydrolysed with caustic alkalis, thus:
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GLYCONIC (from Glycon, a Greek lyric poet)

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