Acetic Acid Information


Acetic Acid

Skeletal formula of acetic acid

Spacefill model of acetic acid


Other Names

Ethanoic Acid, Glacial, Ethylic Acid

Chemical Formula


CAS Number


Industry Uses

Photographic Film, Vinegar, Household Cleaners, Plastic Bottle Production

Health Risks

Skin burns; eye, throat, airway irritation; nausea and vomiting

Vapor Pressure

11.4 mmHg

Water Solubility






Acetic Acid MSDS

What is Acetic Acid:

Acetic acid is a clear, colorless liquid that is corrosive to metals and tissue. Acetic acid is a simple carboxylic acid. It is an important chemical reagent and is used in the production of plastic soft drink bottles, photographic film, polyvinyl acetate for wood glue, and many synthetic fibers and fabrics. Acetic acid is often used as a household cleaning agent. Acetic acid is a weak acid and is widely used in chemistry laboratories. Acetic acid is a primary component of vinegar as well.

Acetic Acid Exposures and Health Risks:

Acetic acid can be inhaled, ingested, and contacted directly. The primary risk is with direct contact, as it is corrosive. It will cause skin and eye burns if contacted directly. Should direct contact occur, flush immediately with water. Vapors of acetic acid can also irritate the eye, nose, throat, and airway. Irritation can cause coughing, bronchitis, and chest pain. In the occurrence of inhalation, remove to fresh air and provide respiratory support as necessary. Acetic acid can be toxic at high exposure. Contact medical assistance immediately if ingested.


The table below summarizes the most-recent exposure limits.




10 ppm

TWA (8 hrs)


10 ppm

TWA (8 hrs)


Sources: NIOSH, OSHA

Measuring Acetic Acid:

Acetic Acid can be measured in the air by units of parts per million (ppm). We carry portable and fixed acetic acid monitors.

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Fixed Mount Handheld Replacement Sensors:



All sensors require a yearly calibration to ensure your gas measurements are accurate and performing within manufacturer standards. This page is desiccated to the individual manufacturers we represent and their specific calibration procedures. 

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Calibration Costs:

Calibration costs do vary, see below to get an estimate: 

Calibration Fee: $150

Analyzer Calibration Fee: $300

PM Calibration Sensor Fee: $330

Genie Calibration Fee: $265

ATI Calibration Fee: $205

** note that prices are subject to change per labor and parts required.

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