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The functional group in ethanoic acid is ___________.


A
alcohol
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B
aldehyde
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C
ketone
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D
carboxylic
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Solution

The correct option is A alcohol
  • Ethanoic acid, also called acetic acid, is a chemical with a sharp, acrid smell. You may recognize the smell as being similar to vinegar. Considered a weak synthetic acid, acetic or ethanoic acid is still a powerful chemical. 
  • Ethanoic acid has many uses in industrial, medical and household settings. Ethanoic acid is widely used in many industries. 
  • Commercially it is used in the manufacturing of esters, vinegar, and many polymeric materials. Ethanoic acid has a formula of CH3COOH. So, we can see that the functional group in ethanoic acid is Carboxilic acid. 
So, the correct option is option D.

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