Acid test

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Acid test or acid tests may refer to:

Scientific or metallurgical test[edit]

  • Acid test (gold), a chemical or metallurgical test that uses acid, now also a general term for verified, approved, or tested in a large number of fields
  • Acid test, within a petrocalcic horizon, the use of hydrochloric acid to test rock or soil for carbonates
  • In the classification of a rock's lithology, dilute hydrochloric acid may be used to detect the presence of carbonate minerals

Art, entertainment, and media[edit]


Other uses

  • "Acid Test", a song by Emma Pollock from her album Watch the Fireworks (2007)
  • "The Acid Test", a science quiz from 1994 to 1997 on BBC Five Live, hosted by Kate Bellingham


  • Quick ratio, also known as acid-test ratio or acid-test liquidity ratio, a measure of a company's cash liquidity

Computing and technology[edit]

  • Acid1, Acid2 and Acid3, test suites for web browsers
  • ACID (atomicity, consistency, isolation, durability) is set of properties of database transactions intended to guarantee validity even in the event of errors

Other uses[edit]

  • The Acid Tests, parties conducted by the Merry Pranksters, centered on the use of LSD (acid)

See also[edit]