Ethanoic acid – CH3COOH.
Atomic mass of C = 12, O =16, and H=1.
Therefore, 12 + (3—1) + 12 + 16 + 16 + 1 = 60u
- Ethanoic acid, also called acetic acid as its common name, is a weak acid distinguishable by its sharp, vinegar like smell.
- Ethanoic acid is used as a solvent for the production of camphor and cooking material
- Acetic acid is used for the production of plastics bottles.