Mechanism of the interaction of concentrated sulfuric acid and glacial acetic acid
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- Kotov, A.V., Zarinskii, V.A. & Bokina, V.M. Russ Chem Bull (1969) 18: 1217. doi:10.1007/BF00908172
It was established by investigations of the IR spectra that the reaction between sulfuric and acetic acids proceeds in two steps: at the first step the H2SO4 and CH3COOH molecules interact in a 1∶2 ratio; at the second stage two more molecules of H2SO4 are added to the product obtained.
The stoichiometric ratio of the acids in the final product is 3∶2.