The term innovation derives from the Latin innovatio, the noun of action from innovare. The word first came into modern use in 1540 and stems from the Latin innovatus, pp. of innovare "to renew or change," from in- "into" + novus "new".
Saturday, 9 July 2011
Pronounced 'Music acid', this is quite different to Acid Music... This chemical is obtained by the nitric acid oxidation of milk sugar (lactose), dulcite, galactose, quercite and most varieties of gum. It is also called Galactaric Acid. The "mucic acid test" in basic biochemistry lab is a well-known test for D- or L-galactose. The test is carried out by oxidising the sample with concentrated nitric acid; mucic acid crystals will form after leaving the solution overnight. Isn't chemistry great? Just add some acid, and you get some music...