Formic acid (also called methanoic acid) is the simplest carboxylic acid. Its chemical formula is HCOOH or HCO2H. It is an important intermediate in chemical synthesis and occurs naturally, most notably in the venom of bee and ant stings. In fact, its name comes from the Latin word for ant, formica...
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(HCOOH) Also known as methanoic acid (its systematic name), a colorless, acrid liquid, which is the simplest and strongest carboxylic acid. Formic acid occurs in the stings of ants and nettles. Formic acid is made (via sodium formate) by heating sodium hydroxide with carbon mono...
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formic acid or methanoic acid (meth"unō'ik) , HCO2H, a colorless, corrosive liquid with a sharp odor; it boils at 100.7°C and solidifies at 8.4°C. It has the lowest molecular weight and is the simplest of the carboxylic acids. Functionally, it is both an acid and an aldehyde. L...
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Formic acid is the lowest member of the fatty acids. It has the formula H.COOH and is found in nature in ants, stinging nettles, and in various parts of the animal body. Commercially it is used in tanning and electro-plating. It was originally extracted from crushed ants, before artificial productio...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: fōr′ik as′id Definitions: 1. the smallest carboxylic acid; a strong caustic, used as an astringent and counterirritant.
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Common name for methanoic acid
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an acid (CHO2H) secreted from the poison gland of ants, used for defense.
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