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Acetic Acid

Acetic Acid

Acetic Acid is a clear, colorless liquid with a pungent odor. It is a weak acid found in vinegar and is commonly used in the food industry as a preservative, flavoring agent, and pH regulator. It also has various industrial applications, including in the production of plastics, solvents, and dyes.

Chemical Formula:

CH3COOH

CAS Number:

64-19-7

Synonyms:

Ethanoic Acid, Vinegar, Methanecarboxylic Acid, Acetyl Hydroxide, Ethylic Acid, Ethylic Hydroxide, Acetyl Hydrate, Glacial Acetic Acid

Characteristics

Molar Weight

60.052 g/mol

Melting Point

16.6°C (61.9°F)

Boiling Point

118.1°C (244.6°F)

Solubility

Miscible with water and many organic solvents

Density

1.05 g/cm³

Forms

Clear, Colorless liquid

Odor

Pungent, vinegar-like odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Dyes
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Absorbent
  • Food additive
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Solvents
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Agricultural (non-pesticide)

Industries

  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharma
  • Polymers
  • Cosmetics
  • Water Treatment
  • Food
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Agrobusiness
  • Lubricants
  • Rubber
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction

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