What Happens When You Mix Salt and Vinegar?


When salt and vinegar is mixed, sodium acetate is formed. It has the formula of CH3COONa. This is the sodium salt of acetic acid. This is used in several applications such as in seasoning food or as a photoresist in using aniline dyes.
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When you mix salt and vinegar, salt will dissolve in the vinegar, which is mostly water. However, a chemical reaction will also occur with the vinegar's acetic acid (CH3COOH) and the ions of sodium and chlorine from the salt, producing sodium acetate and a dilute solution of hydrochloric acid. This is a solution that can be used to clean coins, rust on the furniture and old doors and even mildew and mold that have stained corners of your home.
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