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Structures & Formulas of Acids - Chapter Summary
These lessons introduce you to the general properties and formulas of acids. Topics include acetic acid, which is one of the most commonly known acids because of its presence in vinegar. Once you review this chapter, you will be ready to do the following:
- Discuss the uses of benzoic acid in many common household products
- Explain the structure and formula of lactic acid
- Describe how oxalic acid reacts with alkali substances
Our lessons cover key vocab words and use plenty of examples to clearly explain these topics. These materials can be reviewed online at any time, on any tablet, computer or mobile phone. When you review our chapters and lessons, you're welcome to contact an instructor if you get stuck.
1. What is Acetic Acid? - Uses, Structure & Formula
The sour and pungent smell of vinegar is because of acetic acid. Acetic acid is most well known because of its presence in vinegar, but it has many other uses. In this lesson, we will learn more about the structure, uses, and formula of acetic acid.
2. Benzoic Acid: Structure, Formula & Uses
Benzoic acid is a compound that is present in various products, ranging from food to cosmetics. Why is it found in these products and what is this compound used for? In this lesson, we will learn about the structure, formula, and uses of benzoic acid.
3. What is Lactic Acid? - Structure, Formula & Uses
Lactic acid is commonly thought of in the context of exercise, but this compound is actually manufactured on an industrial scale for many uses. Find out more in this lesson.
4. Oxalic Acid: Structure, Formula & Uses
Vitamin C, bees, and rust have something in common: oxalic acid. Find out how in this lesson on oxalic acid's structure, formula, and uses, and learn about some example chemical reactions involving the substance.
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