Formaldehyde

Used widely by industry to manufacture building materials and numerous household products. It is also a by-product of the incomplete combustion of carbo containing materials.


Symbol
H2CO

Discovered
1867 by the German chemist August Wilhem von Hofman.

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Atomic / Molecular Weight 30.03 gmol-1Clip
Melting Point 181 KClip
Boiling Point 252 KClip
Flash Point 220 KClip
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See also: Urea Formaldehyde.

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Subjects: Chemistry