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Oxalic acid

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Oxalic acid

Molecular formula: C2H2O4 CAS# 144-62-7
Categories: Hydroxy acids
Names
English:
Aktisal
Aquisal
Oxalic acid [Wiki]
Oxiric acid
ethanedioic acid(IUPAC)

Variants of the formula:

$slope(60)HO/`\O\-\O`\/OH
HOOCCOOH
H2C2O4
HO/`|O|\|O`|/OH
(COOH)2
Elemental composition
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Reactions in which Oxalic acid is involved

  • H2C2O4 "H2SO4,t^o"--> CO"|^" + CO2"|^" + H2O
  • H2C2O4 + {X}2 -> 2H{X}"|^" + 2CO2"|^" , where X = Cl I
  • 2KClO3 + H2C2O4 -> K2CO3 + 2ClO2"|^" + CO2"|^" + H2O
  • H2C2O4 <=> HC2O4^- + H^+
  • {M}2CO3 + H2C2O4 -> {M}2C2O4 + CO2"|^" + H2O , where M = Na K