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Vinegar is chemically known as __________.
1. acetic acid
2. butyric acid
3. formic acid
4. tartaric acid

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : acetic acid

The correct answer is Acetic Acid.

  • The chemical name of vinegar is acetic acid.
  • It is the second simplest carboxylic acid. Its other names are Hydrogen acetate and methane carboxylic acid.
  • Its chemical formula is C2H4O2.
  • Acetic acid is produced industrially both synthetically and by bacterial fermentation.

  • Common names of some of the chemicals are as follows
    • Hydrochloric acid - Masonry cleaner
    • Lactic Acid- Milk Acid
    • Magnesium silicate - Talc
    • Acetylsalicylic acid - Aspirin
    • Ascorbic acid - Vitamin C
    • Boric acid- Ant Killer
    • Nitrous oxide - Laughing gas

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