- CH3COOH ⇌ CH3COO− + H+
An acetate ester is an ester of acetic acid, with the general formula CH3COOR, where R is an organyl group.
Acetate can also refer to cellulose acetate, especially fibres or other derived products such as the acetate disc used in audio record production. Cellulose acetate can be found in many household products.
Notation in organic chemistry
In the field of organic chemistry the abbreviation Ac refers to the acetyl group. Hence, acetate can be written −OAc or AcO− and acetic acid, sodium acetate, and ethyl acetate can be denoted by HOAc, NaOAc, and EtOAc respectively.
space-filling model of the acetate anion
ball-and-stick model of the acetate anion
structural formula of the acetate anion
resonance hybrid of the acetate anion
canonical forms of the acetate anion
skeletal formula of the acetate anion
general skeletal structure of an acetate ester
skeletal structure of the acetyl group
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