Methanoic acid which is originally known as formic acid is regarded as carboxylic acid and which is an important intermediate chemical synthesis which occurs naturally and which is found in the venom of bee and ant stings. Formic acid is very much miscible with water and is very much polar organic solvents and is also soluble in hydrocarbons. Solid formic acid consists of an effectively endless network of hydrogen bonded formic acid molecules and also is majorly used as preservative and acts as an antibacterial agent in livestock feed. Formic acid is also applied on fresh hay or other silage which are used for promoting fermentation of lactic acid and also tries to suppress the formation of butyric acid. Formic acid allows the fermentation process quickly and is very much used in place if mineral acids for various cleaning products. For laboratory use these formic acids are used as a source of hydride ion.
Methanoic acid is used in the food industry as an addictive and antibacterial solution livestock provision and also is used in chemical industry as a primary source for formyl group in synthetic organic chemistry. Health hazards of using this formic acid is exposure to skin and eye from concentrated vapor or liquid as formic acid is not ignitable and also diluted formic acid is very much listed on food addictives. Chronic effects are much of a major problem which is associated with formic acid which are displayed in test and also can damage nerve systems which can cause blindness. Formic acid is used for obtaining rubber from latex which is also used as an intermediate in manufacturing of drugs, plant protection agents, pesticides and also as cleaning agents.
Formic acid is largely use in the chemical industries for producing chemical syntheses for leather and is also termed as an important for building blocks in pharmaceutical industries as well as because of its acidic and chemical reaction. Formic acid is known for its irritating odor and also is kind of corrosive and inflammable liquid which can be mixed with water.