Butyric Acid is a colourless liquid fatty-acid the main reason for the unpleasant odour in butter and animal fats. plant oils, butter, animal fat, breast milk, bovine milk, and parmesan cheese are the great source of Butyric Acid. Salts and esters of Butyric Acid are referred to as butyrates or butanoates. Find the chemical formula of Butyric Acid below.
Properties Of Butyric Acid
|Chemical formula||C4H8O2 or CH3CH2CH2COOH|
|Molecular weight||88.106 g/mol|
|Chemical names||Butyric acid
|Density||8.0 lb /gal|
|Solubility||Slightly soluble in CCl4
Miscible with ethanol, ether
|Melting point||−5.1 °C|
Butyric Acid Structural Formula
Butyric Acid is a saturated short-chain fatty acid that features 4 – carbon backbone structure. Butyric Acid structure is as shown in the figure below.
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