The chloroacetic acid formula, also called the Monochloroacetic acid formula or the Chloroethanoic acid formula is discussed in this article. It is a combination of organochlorine and is considered an effective building block. The molecular or chemical formula of Chloroacetic acid is C2H3ClO2. Other names for chloroacetic acid are 2-chloroacetic acid, 2-chloroethanoic acid.
In its solid surface, it appears colorless to light brown crystals. It sinks and dissolve in water. In its liquid form, it appears to be a colorless solution. The concentration of acid is up to 80%. It is used as an herbicide, bacteriostat, and preservative.