(Methanoic acid) Stinging agent of red ants and nettles; used in food preservation.
CH2O2, A weak acid that photolytically reacts in the atmosphere forming COOH radical and H radical. This compound often reacts with the hydroxyl radical and atomic oxygen to form formic acid and a hydroperoxy radical. This is a sink for the hydroxyl radical and it also helps drive other reactions with the addition of hydroperoxy radicals to the atmosphere. [ Graedel and Crutzen, Atmospheric Change An Earth System Perspective. 1993. Pgs. 121,158
a colorless pungent fuming vesicatory liquid acid HCOOH found naturally in ants and many plants or made catalytically from carbon monoxide and steam; used in finishing textiles and paper and in the manufacture of insecticides and fumigants
an acid (CHO2H) secreted from the poison gland of ants, used for defense.
HCOOH; weak carboxylic acid; systematic name methanoic acid; widely used in chemical industry, pharmacy and agriculture; exists and decomposes in nature; the main cooking chemical in the Chempolis process.
an organic acid, H2CO2 or HCOOH, used for acidizing oilwells. It is stronger than acetic acid but much less corrosive than hydrofluoric or hydrochloric acid and is usually used for high-temperature wells.
Manufactured from carbon monoxide and methanol. Mainly used in silage additives as well as in the textile, pharmaceutical and rubber industries. up
Simplest of the organic (carboxylic) acids, formula HCOOH, systematic name methanoic acid. Formic acid is found in both the gas and aqueous phases in the atmosphere, and is thought to be formed as a product of formaldehyde oxidation.
Formic acid (systematically called methanoic acid) is the simplest carboxylic acid. Its formula is HCO2H. It is an important intermediate in chemical synthesis and occurs naturally, most famously in the venom of bee and ant stings.