Definition of methanal in English:
Systematic chemical name for formaldehyde.
- It is manufactured by heating methanal with ammonium chloride.
- As has already been stated oxidation yields the aldhyde methanal, but further oxidation of this will yield the carboxylic acid methanoic acid.
- A particularly important reaction is with the aldehyde methanal.
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