Can CH3COOH be written as C2H4O2?????

Asked by Sunil Soni | 26th Feb, 2015, 04:21: PM

Expert Answer:

Yes CH3COOH can be written as C2H4O2.
C2H4O2 is the empirical formula of acetic acid.
However, writing as CH3COOH shows the functional group i.e. carboxylic acid present in the compound.

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 27th Feb, 2015, 08:58: AM