Formaldehyde

Formula: HCHO

Molecular weight (amu): 30 amu

Melting point: -116oC

Boiling point: -19oC

State at room temperature: Gas

Type of compound: Ionic

Molecular geometry: Tetrahedral

Description: Colorless, flammable gas, strong irritant with an asphyxiating odor.

Uses: Used to make glues, wood products, preservatives, and insulations.

Other: Smoking cigarettes can release formaldehyde, and is also used in the preservation of of organs and dissection animals.

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