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Q & A: Vinegar Chemistry

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
What is the chemical formula for vinegar?
- emily
wales
A:

Emily -

First of all, the kind of vinegar you get at the grocery store is about 95% water, but the vinegary part is acetic acid (also called ethanoic acid or methane carboxylic acid). The formula is written: CH3COOH.

For more information on the chemistry of vinegar, check out https://www.thoughtco.com/chemical-composition-of-vinegar-604002.

-Tamara (and Mike)


(published on 10/22/2007)

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