Acetic Acid (vinegar) 5Kg

Acetic Acid (vinegar) 5Kg
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Acetic Acid

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The sour and pungent smell of vinegar is because of acetic acid. Acetic acid is most well known because of its presence in vinegar, but it has many other uses. In this lesson, we will learn more about the structure, uses, and formula of acetic acid.

What is Acetic Acid?

Vinegar is a household essential often used for cooking, and it even helps unclog sinks. What chemical substance makes vinegar smell the way it does? Vinegar is actually a solution that is made of 4-8% of acetic acid that is dissolved in water and other substances that give vinegar its flavor depending on its type.

Acetic acid, also known as ethanoic acid and methanecarboxylic acid, is a colorless liquid that has a strong and distinct pungent and sour smell. Its chemical formula is C2H4O2: it has two carbon (C) atoms, four hydrogen (H) atoms and two oxygen (O) atoms. Because it has a carbon in its chemical formula, it is an organic compound. Its chemical formula can be written multiple ways, as shown here:

C2H4O2
CH3COOH
CH3CO2H

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