What s the covalent compound formula for oxalic acid?

1 Answer
Jan 12, 2017

Answer:

For #"oxalic acid, "C_2H_2O_4#?

Explanation:

#"Oxalic acid"# is the simplest dicarboxylic acid, #HO(O=)C-C(=O)OH#; its salts are called #"oxalates"#, i.e. #C_2O_4^(2-)#, which is a chelating ligand. In the laboratory it is often used as the #"dihydrate"#, #C_2H_2O_4*2H_2O#.