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19:42 Feb 26, 2000
English to Japanese translations [PRO] Science
English term or phrase:haloacetic acids
Talking about DBP(disinfection by-product)in treated water.
Explanation: The only references to "halo-" as a prefix I could find was the following,
quoted in full from the Academic Press
Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992), p. 983: halo- a combining form meaning "salt", as in halophile. But,
also, from the definition for "haloalkaline"--Organic Chemistry, a halogenated aliphatic hydrocarbon; hence, halogenated = a reaction in which a halogen is introduced as a substance; hence, halogen, Chemistry, any of the electronegtative nonmetallic elements of
Group VII, which includes fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine. Halogens combine directly with most metals to form salts. Thus, my best guess is that "haloacetic acids" are simply acetic acids which have been combined with a halogen of some kind...
hope this is of some help to you. H. Slovic
Harold Slovic Local time: 11:29 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 23