Acetic Acid with the chemical formula CH3COOH is a colorless, transparent organic compound with a sharp odor. Acetic acid is the second simplest carboxylic acid. It can readily be mixed with water, alcohol, ether, or organic compounds.
Acetic Acid is an important agent as a reaction solvent and as a reagent in the production of rubber, plastics, acetate fibers, dyes, insecticides, photographic chemicals and textiles. Acetic Acid is also used in the production of vinyl acetate and as esterifying agent in the production of acetate esters.