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Name the organic acid that is present in vinegar.


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Acetic acid:

  • The organic acid that is present in vinegar is acetic acid.
  • Acetic acid or ethanoic acid is well known as Vinegar and is used in the kitchen and also as a laboratory reagent.
  • It is an ingredient in sauces, such as hot sauce, mustard, ketchup, and mayonnaise.
  • It is also used as a food preserving agent in various processed foods.
  • Acetic acid is obtained from the bacteria Acetobacter aceti.
  • Commercially acetic acid is obtained by this bacteria by culturing it in large quantities.

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