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.


Symbol
C2H4O2

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