Definition of formate in English:

formate

Syllabification: for·mate
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrˌmāt
 
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noun

  • A salt or ester of formic acid.
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    • The sodium formate is then carefully treated with sulfuric acid at low temperatures and distilled in a vacuum to yield formic acid.
    • Glycolaldehyde contains exactly the same atoms, though in a different molecular structure, as methyl formate and acetic acid, both of which were detected previously in interstellar clouds.
    • In this context we note that the diffusional contribution to the formate and acetate relaxation dispersion was not detected as a distortion to the Lorentzian relaxation profile.

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