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.