Acetic Acid

The acid contained in vinegar. This is a colourless corrosive liquid with a pungent smell. It is a simple organic acid that gives vinegar its characteristic odour and flavour. Glacial acetic acid is pure acetic acid.


Also known as
Acid of Vinegar, Ethanoic Acid, Glacial Acetic Acid (GAA)

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Density 1049 kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 290 KClip
Boiling Point 391 KClip
Flash Point 315.38 KClip
Specific heat capacity 1960 Jkg-1K-1Clip
Latent heat of evaporation 390000 Jkg-1Clip
Thermal conductivity 0.18 Wm-1K-1Clip
Refractive index 1.3718 at 589.3nm 101.3kPa 0CClip
Dielectric constant 6.2 Clip
Bulk Modulus of Rigidity 2490000000 Nm-2Clip
Surface Tension 0.0276 Nm-1Clip
Viscosity 0.001219 Nsm-2Clip
Kinematic Viscosity 1.16205910390848E-06 m2s-1Clip
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See also: Acetate, Acid, Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Potassium Acetate.

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Subjects: Chemistry