Formic Acid

Formic 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)




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