Why Buy Ethanoic Acid Online from UK Chemical Suppliers, ReAgent Chemicals?
At ReAgent, we supply ethanoic acid in 2.5L and 25L containers, with discounts available for bulk orders over 4 items. With all our products, we also offer further options, such as customised labelling or specific pack sizes. Simply contact us for further information of free technical advice.
About ethanoic acid
Ethanoic acid – also known as acetic acid – is a colourless solution with the formula C2H4O2. However, to reflect better its molecular structure, the formula is sometimes written as CH3-C(=O)OH or simply CH3COOH. It is the simplest of the carboxylic acids, and although it’s generally classified as a weak acid, it can still be very corrosive in concentrated solutions.
This organic compound makes up roughly about 4-8% of vinegar (by volume), giving it its characteristic sour taste and pungent smell. At home, it’s used not only in cooking, but also as a cleaning and descaling agent. In this case, ethanoic acid is synthesised from a variety of alcoholic substances via bacterial fermentation.
In addition to its use in vinegar production, ethanoic acid has many important industrial uses, including as a precursors of cellulose acetate (for photographic film) and polyvinyl acetate (for synthetic fibres and fabrics). For these applications, cheaper synthetic ethanoic acid is used.
Anhydrous and highly concentrated solutions of ethanoic acid are commonly known as glacial solutions, deriving from the structures similar to ice crystals that start forming as the temperature drops below 16 degree Celsius (about 60 Fahrenheit).
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All our products come with a 100% quality guarantee and are usually shipped within 254 hours after purchase. We offer ethanoic acid for various applications, from laboratory to general use, and various concentrations. In addition, we offer a wide range of products, from specialised test kits to bespoke chemicals to cover your needs.