Acetic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Acetic Acid Properties

Acetic Acid

Acetic Acid 3D Molecular Structure-Molecule 3D Struture
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Acetic Acid Molecular Structure-Molecule Struture
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Acetic acid is an organic acid that gives vinegar its sour taste and pungent smell. It is a weak acid, in that it is only a partially dissociated acid in an aqueous solution. It is an important chemical reagent and industrial chemical, used in the production of polyethylene terephthalate mainly used in soft drink bottles; cellulose acetate, mainly for photographic film; and polyvinyl acetate for wood glue, as well as synthetic fibres and fabrics. In households, diluted acetic acid is often used in descaling agents. It is also used as a food additive.

Chemical Properties

AR Assay 99.8%
Acidity 4.76
Appearance Colourless liquid
Boiling Point 118.1 °C
CAS Number 64-19-7
ChEBI 15366
Density 1.049 g/cm3
EINECS Number 200-580-7
EL Assay 99.8-100.1%
HPLC Assay 99.8%
HS Code 291521000
IUPAC Name Ethanoic Acid
LR Assay 99.5%
Melting Point 16.5 °C
Molar Mass 60.05 g/mol
Molecular Formula C2H4O2
NFPA 704 H-3,F-2,R-1,C-NA
RTECS Number AF1225000
Related Compounds Acetamide;Ethyl Acetate;Acetyl Chloride;Acetic Anhydride;Acetonitrile;Acetaldehyde;Ethanol;Thioacetic Acid;Sodium Acetate;Potassium Acetate
SPECTRO Assay 99.8%
Solubility Miscible
Synonyms Acetyl Hydroxide;Ethylic Acid;Hydrogen Acetate;Methanecarboxylic Acid
Viscosity 1.22 mPa·s uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X