Properties of ethanoic acid are:OdourSolubility in waterEffect on litmusReaction with sodium bicarbonateEthanoic acid is also known as acetic acid. Acetic acid is an organic acid with the formula CH3-COOH. Its functional group is carboxylic acid group.
It has a sour taste and pungent smell. It is the main component of vinegar. Vinegar is typically 3-7% solution of acetic acid in water.
What are the properties of acetic acid?Acidic characterWhen dissolved in water, acetic acid undergoes dissociation to form hydrogen (H+) ion. Because of the release of a proton, acetic acid has an acidic character. It turns blue litmus paper red, indicating that it is acidic in nature. However, it is a weak acid because it does not dissociate completely in aqueous solution.Reaction with sodium bicarbonateAcetic acid reacts with sodium bicarbonate to produce carbon dioxide.Common uses of acetic acid:Acetic acid is used as coagulant in the manufacture of rubber.It is used in the manufacture of various dye stuffs and perfumes.It is used in the manufacture of rayon fibre.It is used as a solvent