Oxalic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Oxalic Acid Properties

Oxalic Acid

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Oxalic acid is a dicarboxylic acid. It's main applications include cleaning or bleaching, especially for the removal of rust. About 25% of produced oxalic acid is used as a mordant in dyeing processes. It is used in bleaches, especially for pulpwood.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White crystals
CAS Number 144-62-7
ChEBI 16995
Density 1.90 g/cm3
EINECS Number 205-634-3
IUPAC Name Ethanedioic acid
InChI 1S/C2H2O4/c3-1(4)2(5)6/h(H,3,4)(H,5,6)
Melting Point 189-191 °C
Molar Mass 90.03 g/mol
Molecular Formula C2H2O4
NFPA 704 H-3, F-1, R-0, C-NA
RTECS Number RO2450000
Related Compounds Oxalyl chloride;Disodium oxalate;Calcium oxalate;Phenyl Oxalate Ester
Solubility 90 g/l
Synonyms Betz 0295;Ethanedioic Acid
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