1. Education

Discuss in my forum

Vinegar Chemical Formula

Molecular Formula of Vinegar or Acetic Acid

By

This is the chemical structure of acetic acid, the primary ingredient in vinegar.

This is the chemical structure of acetic acid, the primary ingredient in vinegar.

Todd Helmenstine
Vinegar is a naturally-occurring liquid that contains many chemicals. It is approximately 5% acetic acid in water. The molecular formula for water is H2O. The structural formula for acetic acid is CH3COOH.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.