Acetic Acid is an organic
acid, from which vinegar gets its sour taste and pungent smell. This acid is
weak and is only a partially dissociated acid, when in an aqueous solution.
Pure, water-free acetic acid is a colourless liquid, which absorbs water from
the environment and freezes at 16.5°C (62 °F) to a crystalline solid. The pure
acid, and concentrated solutions, are dangerously corrosive. Mainly used in
soft drink bottles, cellulose acetate, photographic film etc, this is one of
the simplest carboxylic acids.
Chemical Formula :
Common Synonyms : Ethanoic Acid, Methane Carboxylic Acid, Ethylic Acid
Proper Shipping name : Acetic Acid, Glacial Acetic Acid