FORMALDEHYDE - (50-00-0)

Introduction

Name: formaldehyde; methanal*; methyl aldehyde
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 50-00-0
Chemical Formula: CH2O
Molar Mass: 30.02598 g
State of Matter: colorless gas
Mass Percent: C 40.001 %; H 6.7137 %; O 53.285 % 

Classification

• organic

Uses/Function

• "Disinfectant and germicide. Important in syntheses...used with phenol to make Bakelite." 1

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Sources

(1) - Brownlee, Raymond B., Fuller, Robert W., and Whitsit, Jesse E. Elements of Chemistry; Allyn and Bacon: Boston, Massachusetts, 1959; p 321.