Grammar Patterns

Mass nouns

The 'acid' group

These nouns are the technical names for chemical substances.
These fossils can be easily dissolved out of limestones with acid.
It contains high amounts of laurate, a fatty acid used in the manufacture of soaps, shampoos and detergents.
Limescale removers for bathrooms and kitchens are all acids of one type or another.
  • acid
  • alkali
  • bromide
  • chloride
  • hydrate
  • nitrate
  • nucleic acid
  • oxide
  • peroxide
  • phosphate
  • silicate
  • sulphate
  • sulphide
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