Acetic Acid

Appearance colourless liquid.

Uses. 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.

Most common Acetic Acid Uses are:-

1. As a solvent for many industrial processes.
2. For the manufacture of :-

  • Various dye stuffs and perfumes.
  • Rayon fibre.
  • Synthetic fibres and textiles
  • Inks and dyes
  • Soft drinks bottles
  • Rubbers and plastics
  • Pesticides
  • Wood glues
  • Pharmaceutical