The formic acid formula, which is also referred to as the Formylic acid formula, or Methanoic acid formula is discussed in this article. It's the simplest carboxylic acid that consists of a single carboxylic acid group (COOH) which is connected to a hydrogen atom. The chemical formula for Formic Acid is HCOOH or HCO2H.
It is a colorless liquid with a pungent odor and a bitter taste. It is corrosive and is miscible in acetone, methanol, ether, ethyl acetate, ethanol, and ether. It's partially soluble in benzene, xylenes, and toluene. It occurs naturally in some insects like bees and ants.
It is widely utilized in livestock feed as a preservative and antibacterial agent. Additionally, used in the manufacturing of leather, rubber, etc. Beekeepers use it as a miticide.