One of the simplest carboxylic acids (fatty acids). In the pure state it is a colourless liquid with an unpleasant pungent odour; it
solidifies to an icelike mass of crystals at 16.7°C/62.4°F, and hence is often called glacial ethanoic acid. In a dilute form, mixed with water, it is the acid found in vinegar. Vinegar contains 5% or more ethanoic acid, produced by fermentation.http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ethano...
a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals [syn: acetic acid]
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ethanoic acid eth·a·no·ic acid
See acetic acid.
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