Name the organic acid that is present in vinegar.

Vinegar contains acetic acid. Acetic acid is also called ethanoic acid. Since acetic acid is the primary component present, the chemical formula of vinegar is the same.

Uses of vinegar

  • Vinegar is commonly used in the kitchen for the preparation of food, in peculiar pickling liquids, vinaigrettes and other salad dressings.
  • It is an ingredient in sauces, such as hot sauce, mustard, ketchup, and mayonnaise.

Uses of acetic acid

  • Acetic acid is used as an antiseptic due to its antibacterial qualities.
  • Manufacture of rayon fibre.

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