Carbonous acid, commonly known as formic acid, is a colourless liquid with a pungent odour. Naturally, carbonous acid is found in ants and in stingless bees. Carbonous acid, comparatively has low toxicity because of which it is used as a food additive. In this short piece of article, learn more about carbonous acid formula, its chemical structure, properties and uses.
Carbonous Acid Properties
|Properties of Carbonous Acid|
|Other Names||Formic Acid, Hydrogen carboxylic acid|
|Appearance||Colourless fuming liquid|
|Melting Point||8.4 °C|
|Boiling Point||100.8 °C|
|Molar Mass||46.025 g.mol–1|
|Solubility in Water||Miscible|
Carbonous Acid Structure
Carbonous Acid Uses
- Used as an antibacterial and preservative agent in livestock feed
- Used as a coagulant in the production of rubber
- Used in the production of leather
- Effective in treating warts
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