Propionic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Propionic Acid Properties

Propionic Acid

Sulfur Hexafluoride-Molecule 3D Struture
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Sulfur Hexafluoride-Molecule Struture
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Propanoic acid is a naturally-occurring carboxylic acid. The salts and esters of propanoic acid are known as propanoates. It is consumed as a preservative for both animal feed and food for human consumption. It is also useful as an intermediate in the production of other chemicals, especially polymers. It is also used to make pesticides and pharmaceuticals. The esters of propanoic acid have fruit-like odors and are sometimes used as solvents or artificial flavorings.

Chemical Properties

Acidity 4.87
Appearance Colourless liquid
Boiling Point 141 °C
CAS Number 79-09-4
Density 0.99 g/cm3
Dipole Moment 0.63 D
EINECS Number 201-176-3
IUPAC Name Propanoic Acid
InChI 1S/C3H6O2/c1-2-3(4)5/h2H2,1H3,(H,4,5)
Melting Point −21 °C
Molar Mass 74.08 g/mol
Molecular Formula C3H6O2
NFPA 704 H-3,F-2,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number UE5950000
Related Compounds 1-Propanol;Propionaldehyde;Sodium Propionate;Propionic Anhydride
Solubility Miscible
Synonyms Ethanecarboxylic Acid;Propionic Acid;Propanoic Acid
Viscosity 10 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