Question

Acetic acid is a weak acid than sulphuric acid because:a.) It decomposes on increasing temperatureb.) It has less degree of ionizationc.) It has -COOH groupd.) None of the above

Acetic acid is systematically named as ethanoic acid. It is a colourless organic compound with the chemical formula $C{H_3}COOH$. When undiluted, it is sometimes called glacial acetic acid. On the other hand, sulphuric acid is a mineral acid with the chemical formula ${H_2}S{O_4}$. It is a colourless, odourless and viscous liquid that is soluble in water.
Sulphuric acid readily ionizes into its constituent ions ${H^ + }$ and $S{O_4}^{ - 2}$ as the degree of ionization of sulphuric acid is large. On the other hand, acetic acid doesn’t easily ionize into its constituent ions ${H^ + }$ and $C{H_3}CO{O^ - }$ because of its lower degree of ionization. Thus, sulphuric acid is a stronger acid than acetic acid.