Ethanoic acid

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Ethanoic acid is a member of a group of organic compounds called carboxylic acids. It's chemical formula is CH3COOH and it is commonly known as acetic acid. All carboxylic acids have a functional COOH group which allows them to interact with other substances[1][2].

References

  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/triple_aqa/alcohols_carboxylic_acids_esters/carboxylic_acids/revision/1/
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/triple_aqa/alcohols_carboxylic_acids_esters/carboxylic_acids/revision/1/
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