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Carbon monoxide and water react together at elevated temperature to give formic acid, but the equilibrium yield is low. Sodium hydroxide or calcium hydroxide is used to move the equilibrium to the formate salt.

Organic Chemicals from Carbon Monoxide. K.E.Kolb and D.Kolb; J.Chem.Educ., 60, (1983), 57-59

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