Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2012-04-02 16:24:31

Add 1 part of Hydrogen peroxide to 2 parts of acetic acid, in the presence of a small amount of sulfuric acid as catalyst.

Let react for 7-10 days. be careful, very caustic and fumes are potent.

User Avatar

Your Answer

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

What is the chemical formula for peracetic acid?

The chemical formula for Peracetic acid is CH3C(O)O2H, or C2H4O3

What is ch3co3h?

Peracetic Acid.

What is peracetic acid?

Peracetic acid, also called peroxyacetic acid, is an organic peroxide and has the formula CH3CO3H. It forms an equilibrium with acetic acid [CH3COOH] and hydrogen peroxide [H2O2], such that if you mix hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid together, peracetic acid will be formed. Solutions of peracetic acid in water and acetic acid are colorless liquids with a pungent but not unpleasant odor. Peracetic acid, like most organic peroxides, is unstable and can explode at temperatures that exceed 230F as the water is driven off. Therefore, as with any peroxide, operations resulting in heating or evaporating the solution should be avoided. Peracetic acid is a strong oxidizing agent, and finds extensive use in healthcare and the food industry as a disinfectant and sterilant. Peracetic acid is a primary irritant, a mutagen [See NIOSH RTECS database] and so contact with both the liquid and the vapor are potentially hazardous. OSHA has not set permissible exposure levels yet for peracetic acid, but employers should still ensure that employees are protected from exposure under the General duty clause [in section 5 of the OSH Act of 1970 in the US, and similar laws in other countries]. In the US, the EPA has determined acute exposure guidelines for peracetic acid. If using peracetic acid, it is important to ensure that there are adequate engineering controls in place, ventilation and continuous monitoring to prevent vapor exposure, personal protective equipment (gloves, safety glasses, apron etc) and spill kits if there is a possibility of a spill.

Hydrogen peroxide peracetic acid acetic acid can these three be shipped in the same box and what happens if they mix?

Peracetic acid is made by reacting hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid. It is shipped in a solution of peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide--it's not stable if shipped by itself.So...not only can peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide be shipped in the same box, they can be shipped (no, change that to "are shipped") in the same container. As for acetic acid...depends on the concentration. If it's five-percent acetic acid, no problem. Peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide are both very powerful oxidizers, and pure acetic acid's flammable, so I wouldn't ship glacial acetic acid in the same truck with either of those other two chemicals, much less the same box.

To calculate how much peracetic acid is needed in 5 liters of water at a concentration of .3 percent peracetic acid?

[.3%] of [5L] = [0.3/100]*[5000 gram]= 15 g P.A.A

Why ch3co3h is weaker acid than ch3co2h?

because CH3CO2- can occur resonance, but peracetic acid can't.

What is a peracetic acid formation mechanism with acetic acid and hydrogen peroxide?

hello i wanna know about process of MPA

List of Disinfectants?

For Surfaces: Chlorine Compounds (Bleach, hydrochloric acid) Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide Quaternary Ammonia Compounds Peracetic Acid Alcohols Phenols For Medical Devices that come in contact with Mucous membranes: Gluteraldehyde Peracetic Acid Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide

What harm will it do to mix Peracetic acid with chlorine?

In general, mixing acids with chlorine solutions produces toxic gaseous chlorine.

How do you prepare 10 percent of nitric acid?

how to prepare 10% nitric acid from 55% nitric acid

How do you prepare 0.5M oxalic acid solution?

how to prepare 0.5M of oxalic acid powder

How do you prepare 0.1N oxalic acid?

how do prepare 0.1 N Oxalic acid

What are the decolorizer for the fabric pretreatment?

The purpose of the bleaching is to move out the natural pigment of the cotton fiber and make the cotton fabric with necessary white and improve color brightness of dying. The decolorizer have the sodium hypochlorite, sodium chlorite, hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid, etc.1.sodium hypochlorite bleachingThe sodium hypochlorite is the main reactant of this method. The constitute of the bleaching liquid is similar with the constitute of the sodium hypochlorite, which both should be dechlorinated by the vitriol.2.sodium chlorite bleachingThe sodium chlorite is the main reactant of this method. Pad steaming process bleaching liquid is constitute with the sodium chlorite, activator, buffer agent, surfactant, etc. During the process, it may produce the poisonous chlorine dioxide, which is very harmful to the human.3.hydrogen peroxide bleachingThe hydrogen peroxide is the main reactant of this method. The constitute of the bleaching liquid is similar with the constitute of the hydrogen peroxide. The hydrogen peroxide and peroxidase bleaching is called for, because which are reduce the pollution to the environment.4.peracetic acid bleachingThe peracetic acid is the main reactant of this method. The constitute of the bleaching liquid is similar with the constitute of the peracetic acid. Compared with other bleaching liquid, the peracetic acid have many advantages:(1) oxidation potential is similar to the sodium chlorite (2) don't produce any poisonous, the emission is biodegradable (3) the bleaching is under the weak acid or neutrality condition, which is good for protecting the mechanical property of the fabric. So the peracetic acid bleaching is the best method.By yulong tex

How do you prepare 50 mM Sulphuric acid solution?

pl. suggest how to prepare 50 sulphuric acid

How do you prepare fatty acid from tartaric acid?


How do you prepare formic acid from methanol?

methanol we can get formic acid

How can you prepare a dilute solution of an acid from the concentrated acid?

poure water on the concentrated acid

Prepare 5N Acetic Acid?

To prepare 5 N acetic acid, add 28.75 ml glacial acetic acid to 71.25 ml distilled water.

How do you prepare a 2 molar salicylic acid solution?

take 276 gm of salicylic acid in 1000 ml water to prepare 2M solution of the salicylic acid.

How do you prepare magic acid?

with magic

How do you prepare project report of monochloroacetic acid?

how to prepare project report of monochloroaceticacid?

How do you prepare a buffer solution?

To prepare a buffer solution which may be acidic. Titrate ethanoic acid (weak acid) with sodium ethanoate(salt).

What are 3 ways to prepare hydrogen?

You can prepare hydrogen by adding magnesium to hydrochloric acid. hydrochloric acid + magnesium = magnesium chloride + hydrogen.

Why do we prepare neutral solution of acid before analysis?

An acid cannot be neutral.

How do you prepare a solution of a 5mM nitric acid from glacial acetic acid?

It is impossible to transform the acetic acid in nitric acid.

Still have questions?