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Formic Acid

Formic Acid

Formic Acid is a colorless, corrosive liquid with a pungent odor. It is naturally present in certain insects and serves as a defensive secretion. In industry, it is used as a preservative, disinfectant, and in the production of various chemicals, textiles, and leather goods.

Chemical Formula:

HCOOH

CAS Number:

64-18-6

Synonyms:

Methanoic acid, Hydrogen carboxylic acid, Aminic acid, Formylic acid, Formylic acid, Amincarboxylic acid

Characteristics

Molar Weight

46.03 g/mol.

Melting Point

8.4°C.

Boiling Point

100,8 °C

Solubility

Formic acid is highly soluble in water and many organic solvents.

Density

1.22 g/cm3

Forms

Formic acid is a colorless liquid at room temperature.

Odor

pungent, penetrating odor similar to that of vinegar.

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Agriculture and Animal Feed
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemical Synthesis

Industries

  • Leather Industry
  • Textile Industry
  • Rubber Industry
  • Oil and Gas Industry

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