Is HCOOH (formic acid) classified as a weak or strong acid or base? Explain.
Formic acid (HCOOH) is an organic compound that is also known as methanoic acid. In nature it is a chemical found in ant venom and contributes to the stinging pain associated with ant bites.
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Formic acid (HCOOH) is a weak acid. We know it is an acid because it contains the carboxyl (COOH) functional group, which makes it a carboxylic acid....
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Learn the definition of weak acids, study common examples, discover the difference between strong and weak acids, and understand how to write weak acid equilibrium equations.