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Formaldehyde
H2CO
HCHO
Methanal
C
1
H
2
O
1
  
 
Real, long lived, electronically neutral reagent chemical.

Gram formula weight (molecular mass) = 30.025
Melting point = -117 °C
Boiling point = -19.2 °C
Purity = 99 %
Solubility in organics = very soluble


Formaldehyde does not exist for long as molecular CH2O. Therefore, the substance is either used as "formalin", a formaldehyde in water solution, or a "paraformaldehyde", a formaldehyde polymer, (CH2O)n.
Wikipedia Page:

Formaldehyde
is defined with respect to the entities below:
The entities below are defined with respect to:
Formaldehyde
Aldehyde (AS/A2 generic)


Aldehyde (generic)


Lobe-HOMO Lewis base (generic)


Lobe-LUMO Lewis acid (generic)


Molecular material (generic)


Nucleophilic attack susceptible species (generic)


Oxidised main group element oxidising agent (generic)


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