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Common Acids

Identify acids including acetic (ethanoic), citric (2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic), hydrochloric and  sulfuric acid



Acid
Acetic acid
Citric acid
Hydrochloric acid
Sulfuric acid
Formula
CH3COOH C6H8O7 HCl (aq) H2SO4
Proper name
Ethanoic acid
2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid
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Strong/Weak
Weak
Weak
Strong
Strong
Description
Colourless liquid with a strong odour
White crystalline solid
Colourless acid that forms when hydrogen chloride gas dissociates in water
Thick colourless liquid
Where found
Vinegar



Citrus fruits (e.g. lemons)


Produced industrially and in human stomach

Produced industrially and found in acid rain


Easychem - Common Acids



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