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Acids are chemical compounds that release hydrogen ions (H+) when dissolved in water. This gives them a sour taste and the ability to turn litmus paper red.

HANGDA Chemical Supplies Formic Acid

As China Formic Acid supplier, HANGDA provides quality products with features and properties below:


  • Chemical formula: HCOOH
  • Molecular weight: 46.03 g/mol
  • Appearance: Colorless liquid with a pungent, sour odor


  • Strongly acidic due to ionization in solution to form hydronium and formate ions
  • Miscible with water, alcohols, ethers, esters, and glycols
  • Corrosive to metals like steel at high concentrations
  • Freezing point is 8.4°C and boiling point is 100.8°C

Applications Of Formic Acid

  • Used as an antimicrobial agent and preservative in livestock feed
  • Important intermediate in production of chemical synthesis reagents
  • Used in leather tanning, dyeing, cleaning agents, flavoring foods/drinks
  • Used as a reducing agent and decarboxylation agent in organic synthesis
  • Used in electrolytic processes like electroplating, electrorefining
  • Has uses as a biocidal agent to treat pests/pathogens in crops
  • Shows potential as a renewable fuel or fuel additive