what makes up vinegar .?

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Offline kierae0608

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what makes up vinegar .?
« on: 05/08/2011 20:12:04 »
what is vinegar made from , my wife said it was from the sea like salt, i told her it was different chemicals. who would be correct in this disscusion.

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what makes up vinegar .?
« Reply #1 on: 05/08/2011 23:58:39 »
The "acid" in vinegar which gives it the pungent taste is acetic acid, of the chemical formula: CH3COOH.  Vinegar is a dilute mixture of the acetic acid and water, along with many other flavors. 

Some vinegar is made out of wine, and some people believe it is best to start with a reasonably good wine.

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« Reply #2 on: 06/08/2011 20:18:54 »
The simple answer is that vinegar is sour wine or beer.
Of course, it's made of chemicals, predominantly H2O
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