BUTANOIC ACID* - (107-92-6)

Introduction

Name: butanoic acid*; butyric acid; 1-propanecarboxylic acid; propanecarboxylic acid
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 107-92-6
Chemical Formula: C4H8O2 or CH3CH2CH2COOH
Molar Mass: 88.10512 g
State of Matter: colorless liquid with unpleasant/obnoxious odor
Mass Percent: C 54.528 %; H 9.1521 %; O 36.318 % 
Isomers:  aldol  •  1,4-dioxane  •  ethyl acetate*  •  2-methyl-1,3-dioxolane  •  1,3-dioxane  •  acetyl methyl carbinol

Classification

Uses/Function

• "An acid having a rancid odor; found in cheese, rancid butter, cod liver oil, and perspiration." 1

Bonding

Double Bonds: 1
Triple Bonds: 0
Sigma Bonds: 13
Pi Bonds: 1
Total: 14
Carboxyl Groups: 1
Hydroxyl Groups: 0

For More Information

Sources

(1) - Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 18th ed.; F. A. David Company: Philadelphia, PA, 1997; p 21.