2nd October 2019


What type of acid is acetic acid?

Acetic acid, also known as ethanoic acid or methanecarboxylic acid, is a colorless liquid with a strong and distinct pungent and sour smell. Its chemical formula is C2H4O2 or can be written as CH3COOH or CH3CO2H.

Likewise, people ask, what is the common name for acetic acid?

Common and Trade Names of Chemicals
Common nameChemical name
VinegarAcetic acid, ethanoic acid
Vitamin CAscorbic acid
Washing sodaSodium carbonate decahydrate
Washing sodaHydrated sodium carbonate

What is the scientific name for vinegar?

Acetic acid
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