Acetic acid is the chemical name for HC2H3O2. When acetic acid is diluted with water, most people think of vinegar. Ethanoic acid is another name for acetic acid.
Because HC2H3O2 is an acid, it is also employed as a solvent on occasion. It is also found in plants and animals and is employed in the mass manufacture of wine, chemicals, starch, and lacquers. Acetic acid is not considered a strong acid because it can be swallowed when mixed with water, but it can be harmful in large undiluted doses. It has a molecular weight of 60.05196 and a chemical formula of C2H4O2.