Formic acid has an interesting name called formic acid. When it comes to formic acid, you may think of acetic acid, but the two are not the same. The acid of formic acid is strong and corrosive. When we use this kind of goods, we should do a good job in protection. Recently, many people have been wondering whether formic acid can be used as a metal cleaning agent. As for the answer, let's find out.
Formic acid has a special structure. One of its hydrogen atoms is directly connected with the carboxyl group. Therefore, it has both acid and aldehyde properties. It has reducibility similar to aldehyde. It can act as a silver mirror reaction, reducing silver ions in silver ammonia complex ions to metallic silver, and being oxidized to carbon dioxide and water. It is a single carboxylic acid that can react with olefins. In the presence of acids (such as sulfuric acid, hydrofluoric acid), it reacts rapidly with olefins to form formates.
As one of the organic acids, it is less acidic than hydrochloric acid, but stronger than carbonic acid. It is a simple carboxylic acid chemical. Because it has a certain water solution, the formate can be dissolved in water, so it can be used as a chemical cleaning agent. So it can dissolve many metals: copper, gold, indium, iron, aluminum, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, silver, zinc, cerium, rhenium, tungsten and other metal oxides, hydroxides and salts. Its chlorine free chemical performance is also an important factor in the cleaning of equipment containing stainless steel materials. It has its unique chemical properties, sometimes its acidity can be replaced by acetic acid, formaldehyde, reducibility. But it also has a certain oxidation, is irreplaceable, so it can be used as a metal cleaning agent.
It can be seen that formic acid can be used as a metal cleaning agent. After reading this article, do you know a little common sense? It's a warm reminder that you should protect yourself when you use it. If you need formic acid, you can call our hotline to contact us, we will provide you with suitable products.