# Question #ab100

##### 2 Answers

#### Answer:

The volume of

#### Explanation:

Let the volume of acetic acid

Then, the volume of water is

We write the material balance equation with respect to the component acetic acid

Solving this equation,

#### Answer:

Do you mean "vinegar in water" or do you mean "acetic acid in water"?

#### Explanation:

If you want to make a 30% solution of acetic acid in water, the calculation is trivial: Total volume of solution = 500 ml. % by volume of acetic acid = 30%, therefore volume of acetic acid required =

However, a "30% vinegar in water" solution is entirely different, as vinegar is only 4 - 5 % acetic acid. So if you wanted to create the equivalent of a 30% vinegar in water solution using acetic acid and water, you would need to use approximately:

Please note that whilst acetic acid is a component of vinegar, acetic acid and vinegar are NOT the same thing!