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Empirical formula: C2H4O2
a: 13.151 Å
b: 3.923 Å
c: 5.762 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 90.00 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 297.27 Å3
Space group: Pna21
Calculated density: 1.342 g/cm3
Z: 4
Temperature: -233.0 °C
Formula weight: 60.053 g/mole
R(F): 0.0397
Common name: Acetic acid
CSD refcode: ACETAC07
Structural formula: CH3COOH
Keyword: herbicide
Keyword: fungicide
Keyword: plastic
Keyword: vinegar
Short description: Acetic acid is the compound responsible for the pungent characteristic odor and sour taste of vinegar.
IUPAC name: Ethanoic acid
Citation of a publication: R.Boese, D.Blaser, R.Latz, A.Baumen; Acta Crystallogr.,Sect.C: Cryst.Struct.Commun., 55, (1999), 990-1001
Layman's explanation: Acetic Acid commonly associated with vinegar; it is the most commercially important organic acid and is used to manufacture a wide range of chemical products, such as plastics and insecticides. Acetic acid is produced naturally by Aceto bacteria but, except for making vinegar, is usually made through synthetic processes. Ethanoic acid is used as herbicide, as a micro-biocide, as a fungicide and for pH adjustment.
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50125.cif 50125.crt 50125.gif 50125.ort 50125.pdb

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