Definition of ethanoic acid in English:

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ethanoic acid

Pronunciation: /ˌɛθəˈnəʊɪk/

noun

Systematic chemical name for acetic acid.
Example sentences
  • Further oxidation yields ethanoic acid (also called acetic acid), a carboxylic acid.
  • Ether can be oxidized by nitric acid to produce ethanoic acid.
  • A solution of ethanoic acid is commonly used for this purpose.
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