Saturday, February 26, 2011

Acetic Acid

Acetic acid: CH3COOH. It is a colorless product obtained by the oxidation of ethanol and destructive distillation of the wood. It has a pungent odor and is the main constituent of vinegar. It is used in the manufacture of many products such as drugs, dyes, plastics and fibers. It is used locally as counterirritant and as a reagent. It is also known as ethanoic acid.
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