Water vs. Vinegar

Difference Between Water and Vinegar

Water and vinegar are two totally different natured liquids.  Their physical and chemical properties are also different.

Water is a liquid that dominates over 71% of the global surface, so it is quite easily found. A vital resource to human beings, man cannot survive without drinking clean water. It is also labeled as universal solvent and this chemical character is useful in various processes in different industries. It is also the lone chemical compound to exist in as a solid, liquid and gas- in fact it can be found in all the three states.

Vinegar is a liquid of acidic nature that originates from ethanol fermentation, in a process that produces acetic acid the main ingredient to vinegar- which in reality is actually water and acetic acid in various proportions. People have been consuming vinegar from a very long time; even people in ancient Egypt were known to use vinegar. Apart from cooking purposes vinegar has healing and cleaning qualities as well.

Both of them are very common and useful in cooking, however water is more useful. Water has no smell or taste unlike vinegar which comes with a strong odor and is sour in taste. While vinegar is acidic in nature water is a neutral liquid. Water can exist as a gas liquid and also as a solid, but vinegar can only be a liquid. Vinegar has many varieties like cane vinegar, table vinegar, balsamic vinegar. Unlike vinegar water becomes less dense in solid state, thus solid water (ice) can float in liquid water.

In spite of all these differences both water and vinegar are two important stuffs that have a lot of use in our daily lives.  Apart from cooking uses both of them are used in cleaning or first aid purposes as well.

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