What is the representation and used of #H_2C=O#?

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Oct 25, 2016

Answer:

Of #"methanal"#, i.e. #"formaldehyde"#?

Explanation:

#O=CH_2#. This has appreciable water solubility (approx. #40*g*L^-1#) and such solutions are known as #"formalin"#, which is widely used to preserve tissue in the undertaking caper.

#"Formaldehyde"# has a normal boiling point of #-19# #""^@C#. It is a quite unpleasant gas to get a whiff of.