Acetic Acid 50% (CAS 64-19-7)

Acetic Acid 50% (CAS 64-19-7)

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Acetic Acid 50% (CAS 64-19-7)

Acetic acid, systematically named ethanoic acid, is an acidic, colourless liquid and organic compound with the chemical formula CH3COOH (also written as CH3CO2H, C2H4O2, or HC2H3O2). Vinegar is no less than 4% acetic acid by volume, making acetic acid the main component of vinegar apart from water and other trace elements.

Acetic acid is the second simplest carboxylic acid (after formic acid). It is an important chemical reagent and industrial chemical, used primarily in the production of cellulose acetate for photographic film, polyvinyl acetate for wood glue, and synthetic fibres and fabrics. In households, diluted acetic acid is often used in descaling agents. In the food industry, acetic acid is controlled by the food additive code E260 as an acidity regulator and as a condiment. In biochemistry, the acetyl group, derived from acetic acid, is fundamental to all forms of life. When bound to coenzyme A, it is central to the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats.

Acetic acid is a chemical reagent for the production of chemical compounds. The largest single use of acetic acid is in the production of vinyl acetate monomer, closely followed by acetic anhydride and ester production. The volume of acetic acid used in vinegar is comparatively small.

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Industries: Household chemicals, Fertilizers
CAS number: 64-19-7
WE number: 200-580-7
Index number: 607-002-00-6
Chemical formula: CH3COOH
Molar mass: 60,05 g/mol
Customs tariff code: 29152100
ADR: UN2789

Other physical properties

pH: <1 Melting / freezing point: -20°C (1013 hPa)
Boiling point / range: 92°C (1013hPa)
Relative density: 1,057 g/cm3 (25°C)
Solubility in water: 602,9 g/l/ (25°C)

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