Definition of ethanoic acid in English:

ethanoic acid

Syllabification: eth·a·no·ic ac·id
Pronunciation: /ˌeTHəˌnō-ik ˈasid


  • systematic chemical name for acetic acid.
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    • 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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