Propionic Acid Chemical Formula
Salts and esters of propionic acid and anions CH3CH2CO2− are known as propionates or propanoates. It is a colorless oily liquid with a rancid smell that produces irritating vapor. Propionic acid is a short-chain saturated fatty acid that consists of ethane attached to the carbon of a carboxy group. Let us know the chemical properties of propionic acid.
|Chemical formula||C3H6O2 or CH3CH2COOH|
|Molecular weight||74.079 g/mol|
|Chemical names||Propanoic Acid
|Boiling point||141.15 °C|
|Melting point||−20.5 °C|
Propionic Acid Structural Formula
The structural representation of Propionic Acid is as shown in the figure below. It is used in the production of chemicals and polymers.
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