Terminators: Wordplays for Ideas & Insights
Acid comes from the French 'acide' from the Latin 'acidus,' from 'acere'
meaning to be sour. Other related words: acerbate, acerbic, acetone,
acetylene, and 'Acer' the genus name for maple trees. But watch out on
organic chemistry tests: acetic acid and acetylene have two carbons but
acetone has three.