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hydroxic acid

blending; noun
water, or H2O.
 
"Watch out! The water fountains are full of hydroxic acid!"
Etymology : It is a pun built off of the standard naming convention for acids in chemistry. Acids are generally of the form H#M# where M is some other atom. If the number of M atoms in a molecule is one, the acid is generally known as "hydroMic acid", by compounding "hydro-", a clipping of the full name of M, "-ic", and "acid". For example, HCl is hydrochloric acid. Water is not an acid (clearly) but is of the same molecular form, and under the prescribed convention would be called "hydroxic acid".
Source : Lunch Conversation, 09/2013
Last modified: 26 November 2013


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