What is the common name of ethanoic acid?

Ethanoic acid is commonly known as acetic acid. Let us know more about acetic acid.


Ethanoic acid belongs to the group of carboxylic acid. Ethanoic acid is a type of weak acid.

  • Ethanoic acid (CH3COOH) belongs to the group of carboxylic acids and is commonly called acetic acid.
  • It is slightly heavier than water with a density of 1.05 g/cm3.

Uses of ethanoic acid

  • Ethanoic acid is widely used in many industries.
  • Commercially it is used in the manufacturing of esters, vinegar, and many polymeric materials.
  • Vinegar has been shown to reduce high concentrations of blood sugar


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