Does acid smell like vinegar?

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asked Dec 28, 2021 in Science by 4ksuus (1,180 points)
Does acid smell like vinegar?

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answered Jan 3 by Larry S (42,350 points)
Acid does smell like vinegar and some acids smell different but still have a slight vinegar smell to them.

Vinegar is also acidic so it can smell the same as some acids.

Acetic Acid is a colorless liquid with a strong vinegar-like odor.

White vinegar typically consists of 4–7% acetic acid and 93–96% water.

It can be used for cooking, baking, cleaning and weed control and may aid weight loss and lower blood sugar and cholesterol.

Consumption is safe in moderation but could be dangerous in excess amounts or alongside certain medications.

The acetic acid (CH3COOH), also called ethanoic acid, the most important of the carboxylic acids.

A dilute (approximately 5 percent by volume) solution of acetic acid produced by fermentation and oxidation of natural carbohydrates is called vinegar; a salt, ester, or acylal of acetic acid is called acetate.

Vinegar is acidic.

Vinegar's pH level varies based upon the type of vinegar it is.

White distilled vinegar, the kind best suited for household cleaning, typically has a pH of around 2.5.

Inhalation exposure (8 hours) to acetic acid vapors at 10 parts per million (ppm) could produce some irritation of eyes, nose, and throat; at 100 ppm marked lung irritation and possible damage to lungs, eyes, and skin might result.

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