4th October 2019


What is acetic acid and what is it used for?

Acetic Acid: Chemical nature and Uses. Acetic acid with chemical formula CH3COOH is a monocarboxylic acid with one “COOH” group. It's an anhydrous, clear, colourless liquid having a pungent smell. The uses of this very common and mostly used chemical reagent are many and varied.

Also asked, what is the functional group of ch3?

A methyl group is an alkyl derived from methane, containing one carbon atom bonded to three hydrogen atoms — CH3. In formulas, the group is often abbreviated Me. Such hydrocarbon groups occur in many organic compounds. It is a very stable group in most molecules.

Is COOH polar?

Carboxylic acids are polar. Because they are both hydrogen-bond acceptors (the carbonyl –C=O) and hydrogen-bond donors (the hydroxyl –OH), they also participate in hydrogen bonding. Together the hydroxyl and carbonyl group forms the functional group carboxyl.

What is another name for acetic acid?

The systematic name ethanoic acid, a valid IUPAC name, is constructed according to the substitutive nomenclature. The name acetic acid derives from acetum, the Latin word for vinegar, and is related to the word acid itself. Glacial acetic acid is a name for water-free (anhydrous) acetic acid.
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