why HCOOH, a acid is not written like CH2O2 ?

Asked by swatie dass | 1st May, 2013, 08:24: PM

Expert Answer:

HCOOH can be written in any of the discussed way, both are correct. 
Its just since, organic acids have functional group -COOH, the HCOOH seems more easy to write for chemical reactions.

Answered by  | 2nd May, 2013, 09:39: AM

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