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.