Organic Chemistry

What is formaldehyde?

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July 25, 2016 8:05AM

Answer 1

Formaldehyde is another name for methanal, the smallest aldehyde; its molecular formula is H2CO. It is toxic, and is a gas at room temperature.

Answer 2

Formaldehyde is an organic compound that exists naturally. It's chemical formula is CH2O. For more information, look at the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) fact sheet.