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 Form 4 Chemistry: Organic Chemistry II Online Lessons

Uses of alkanoic acids

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Uses of alkanoic acids
1. In pharmaceuticals, for making medicines e.g ethanoic acid is used in the manufacture of aspirin.
2. Manufacture of dyes and insecticides
3. Seasoning food as vinegar
4. Coagulation of rubber latex
5. Preparation of polyethenyl ethanoate and cellulose ethanoate which are used are used to make artificial fibres such as rayon.
6. Manufacture of soaps.
7. Preparation of perfumes and artificial favours used in food manufacture.