Acetic Acid

Also known as Ethanoic Acid

Chemical Formula: C2H4O2

Uses of this chemical

- Mainly used in the production of cellulose acetate for photographic film and polyvinyl acetate for wood glue, as well as synthetic fibres and fabrics.

- In households, diluted acetic acid is often used in descaling agents.

- In the food industry, acetic acid us uded as an acidity regulator and as a condiment.

Physical and chemical features

- courlerlous liquid

- Has a distinctive sour taste and pungent smell

- Is corrosive and can attack the skin.

Interesting Facts

- The global demand for acetic acid is around 6.5 million tonnes

- 1.5 million of the demand comes from recycling

- All physical damages that can be caused were predictions based on animal experiments and industrial exposure.