How ethanoic acid got its name ...

How ethanoic acid got its name as glacial acetic acid
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Ashtrix Official 1 year, 5 months ago

The melting point of pure ethanioc acid is 290K and hence it often freezes during winters. This gave rise to its name glacial acetic acid .

Himanshu Jha 1 year, 5 months ago

Acetic acid that contains a very low amount of water (less than 1%) is called anhydrous (water-free) acetic acid or glacial acetic acid. The reason it's called glacial is because it solidifies into solid acetic acid crystals just cooler than room temperature at 16.7 °C, which ice

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