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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