Formic AcidFormic Acid (CH2O2) is a colorless fuming liquid with a pungent odor, occurring naturally in ant venom. Formic acid is miscible with water, used as a preservative and antibacterial agent in livestock feed, is a corrosive, irritant, and sensitizer. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Formic Acid. Please review our fire rated products: FIRELoc, DRUMLoc, SUPERLoc
Formic Acid Storing Details
- Flammable Details: Flash point 156°F.
- Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Use proper flammable materials storage building.
- Compatible Details: Strong oxidizers, strong caustics, concentrated sulfuric acid
- Description: Formic acid is the simplest carboxylic acid. Its chemical formula is HCOOH or HCO2H. It is an important intermediate in chemical synthesis and occurs naturally, most notably in ant venom.
- Classification: CLASS 8
- Brand Name: n/a
Formic Acid Properties
|Formula||Density||Boiling Point;||IUPAC ID||Molar Mass||Soluble In||Melting Point|
|CH2O2||1.22 g/cm³||213.4°F (100.8°C)||Formic acid||46.02538 g/mol||Acetone, water, diethyl ether||47.12°F (8.4°C)|