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Why Do We Need Ethanoic Acid?

 

 

 

Question

Can you identify ways in which ethanoic acid has been used to produce the goods in the photograph?

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Acetic acid (ethanoic acid) has long been a key intermediate in a wide range of manufactured goods. Low cost synthesis of this substance is therefore important to the chemical industry.

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Production
UK
570,000 tonnes
World
6 million tonnes