Acetic Acid

What is Acetic Acid?
  • Acetic Acid is an organic compound that serves as a main component for vinegar, also being used in other food / industrial applications.

What Grades of Acetic Acid are Available?
  • Technical
  • Reagent
  • Dilute
  • Custom dilutions available

What are other names (Synonyms) for Acetic Acid?
  • Glacial Acetic Acid
  • Vinegar (when diluted)
  • Hydrogen Acetate
  • Methanecarboxylic Acid

What is the CAS Number for Acetic Acid?
  • 64-19-7

What is the Chemical Formula fro Acetic Acid?
  • C2H4O2

What is the Chemical Structure of Acetic Acid?
  • Acetic Acid Chemical Structure

How is Acetic Acid packaged for sale?
  • 9 pound bottles (reagent)
  • 5 gallon pails
  • 30 gallon drums
  • 55 gallon drums
  • 275 gallon totes
  • Bulk tanker

Where is Acetic Acid used?
  • Food Industry
  • Wood Glue
  • Photography
  • Housing
  • Ester Production
  • Solvents, inks, paints and coatings
  • Other Industries


Boiling Point:
  • 118 °C (245 °F)

Specific Gravity:
  • 1.049

Appearance / Odor:
  • Clear, colorless liquid

Solubility in Water:
  • Miscible

Melting Point:
  • 16 °C (61 °F)

  • 2.4

Molecular Weight:
  • N/A


The information supplied above is offered as a service to our customers, and does not relieve the customer from their responsibility to determine the suitability of a particular chemical to their specific purpose. Actual product specifications may vary slightly. Please contact CDI for information prior to purchase.