Acetic acid is the active ingredient in vinegar, a common food product used in such formulations as balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar and apple cider vinegar. It can be used as a buffer for chemical reactions and solutions. It has a somewhat sour taste and can add character to many foods. It falls under the food additive code E260 as a condiment and an acidity regulator, and it is an approved food additive in many countries, including Canada, the United States and the countries of the European Union.

  • Synonyms: Ethanoic acid or methanecarboxylic acid
  • INCI: Acetic Acid
  • Chemical formula: CH₃COOH or C2H4O2
  • CAS #: 64-19-7
  • Hazard: 8, Corrosive Liquid • H226: Flammable liquid and vapor [Warning Flammable liquids] • H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage [Danger Skin corrosion/irritation]

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Product Specifications

AppearanceClear Colorless Liquid
OdorPungent Vinegar Odor
Tastesour taste
SolubilitiesSoluble in Water
Boiling pointmin 244.22°F (117.9°C)
Freezing point16.64 °C
Molecular weight60.06 g/mol
Weight per gallon8.7088 lb/gal
ClassAromatic chemicals
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In Food and Nutrition acetic acid is most commonly used in commercial pickling operations, and in condiments like mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup. It is also used for seasoning various food items. Additionally, vinegar can react with alkaline ingredients like baking soda and when that happens it produces a gas which helps to make baked goods become more puffy.

Quick Answers

Acetic Acid is a synthetic carboxylic acid with antibacterial and antifungal properties.

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