formic acid


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formic acid

 [for´mik]
a colorless, pungent liquid with vesicant properties, from nettles and ants and other insects; derivable from oxalic acid and from glycerin and from the oxidation of formaldehyde.

for·mic ac·id

(fōr'ik as'id),
HCOOH; the smallest carboxylic acid; a strong caustic, used as an astringent and counterirritant.

for·mic ac·id

(fōr'mik as'id)
The smallest carboxylic acid; a strong caustic, used as an astringent and counterirritant.

formic acid (methanoic acid)

a colourless, corrosive, fuming liquid with a pungent smell. It occurs in ants and in certain plants and is the simplest of the CARBOXYLIC ACIDS. Formula: HCOOH.
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