What Is The Balanced Equation For Acetic Acid?


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Acetic acid is an organic compound and also known as ethanoic acid. The molecular formula for acetic acid CH3COOH. The molar mass of acetic acid is 60 grams per mole. Acetic acid is formed by the reaction of methanol and carbon monoxide.

CH3OH + CO ------> CH3COOH

Acetic acid is also produced by the acetaldehyde oxidation. The equation for the reaction is;

2C4H10 + 5O2 ------ > 4CH3COOH + 2H2O

Acetic acid is formed during anaerobic fermentation. For example;

C6H12O6 ------ > 3 CH3COOH

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