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# What is CH3COO?

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CH3COO is the chemical formula for acetate. It can also be written as CH3CO2- or C2H3O2-. Acetate is a negative ion, often found in aqueous solution. Acetate forms neutral molecules by combining with cations. The products of these reactions are also commonly referred to as acetates such as sodium acetate.

Acetate is the most common building block in biosynthesis, like the synthesis of fatty acids. Acetate is also used by organisms in the form of acetyl coenzyme A, or acetyl-CoA, during aerobic cellular respiration. During the second phase of cellular respiration, pyruvate is oxidized to acetyl-CoA and CO2. The acetyl-CoA moves to the third phase, the citric acid cycle, where it is consumed for chemical energy.

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The chemical formula for chromium (III) acetate is notated as Cr(C2H3O2)3. The formula contains the symbol Cr for chromium. The chemical formula for acetate, C2H3O2, uses the symbols C for carbon, H for hydrogen and O for oxygen.

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The chemical formula for manganese(II) acetate is C4H6MnO4. It can also be properly written as Mn(CH3COO)2. The chemical equation that describes the reaction to form manganese(II) acetate is written as Mn3O4 + 2CH3COOH ? Mn(CH3COO)2 + Mn2O3 + H2O.

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The chemical formula for calcium acetate is Ca(CH3COO)2, or simply C4H6CaO4. This compound is the calcium salt of acetic acid and is also known as calcium diacetate, lime acetate or lime pyrolignite.