Formaldehyde Formula

Formaldehyde is the simplest aldehyde and is also known as methanal. It is a naturally-occurring organic compound. Its chemical formula is CH2O. It is soluble in water. The common name of this substance comes from its similarity and relation to formic acid. It is chemically known as Formaldehyde, Formalin, Methylene oxide, Formol, Oxomethane.

Formalin Chemical Formula

Chemical Name

Formaldehyde

Other Name

:

Formalin, Methylene Oxide, Formol, Oxomethane

Chemical Formula

:

H2CO

State

:

Gas

Category

:

Organic

Appearance

:

Colorless Gas

Molar Mass / Molecular Weight

:

30.026 g/mol

Molar Density

:

0.8153 G/cm3 (−20 °C)

Boiling Point

:

−19 °C (−2 °F; 254 K)

Melting Point

:

−92 °C (−134 °F; 181 K)

Formaldehyde is the simplest aldehyde and is also known as methanal. It is a naturally-occurring organic compound. Its chemical formula is CH2O. It is soluble in water. The common name of this substance comes from its similarity and relation to formic acid. It is chemically known as Formaldehyde, Formalin, Methylene oxide, Formol, Oxomethane.

Formaldehyde is a highly reactive aldehyde gas and is vapour toxic. It is a colorless poisonous gas. It can be found in the atmosphere, smoke from fires, automobile exhaust and cigarette smoke.


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