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Is it possible to make organic acids concentrated like inorganic acids like concentrated sulfuric acid and similar mineral acids?

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    $\begingroup$ mostly because they are usually solid. Some that are not, are used, like acetic acid. $\endgroup$ – permeakra Sep 6 '14 at 4:58
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    $\begingroup$ @permeakra depending on your climate zone, also acetic acid is solid. ;-) $\endgroup$ – Karl Aug 3 at 22:05
  • $\begingroup$ ".. used like inorganic acids ..." For what? There are not so many cases where I would say "throw in any inorganic acid, no matter which". $\endgroup$ – Karl Aug 3 at 22:07
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They can. Vinegar is typically 4-18% acetic acid by mass, but of course concentrated acetic acid also exists with a concentration >90% by mass. It is corrosive and flammable, but it surely exists.

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    $\begingroup$ Some can and some can't maybe? Not all inorganic acids can be concentrated to >90%. $\endgroup$ – f p Sep 1 '14 at 12:36
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    $\begingroup$ @fp, well some inorganic acids, say, carbonic acid, also can not be concentrated. But in general one could concentrate both inorganic and organic acids as well as any other substances. $\endgroup$ – Wildcat Sep 1 '14 at 12:40
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    $\begingroup$ Glacial acetic acid is 100% acetic acid. There are many organic acid available at 100%: phthalic acid, ascorbic acid, citric acid, etc... $\endgroup$ – LDC3 Sep 6 '14 at 1:17
  • $\begingroup$ There are a number of very important inorganic acids which are either gaseous (all hydrogen halides) or unstable (carbonic acid, nitrous acid). No organic acid of the same description springs to mind. $\endgroup$ – Karl Aug 3 at 22:04

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