|Systematic IUPAC name
formic acid calcium salt, calcoform
|3D model (Jmol)||Interactive image|
|E number||E238 (preservatives)|
|Molar mass||130.113 g/mol|
|Odor||weak, caramel-like odor|
|Melting point||decomposes at 300 °C|
|16.1 g/100 ml (0 °C)
16.6 g/100 ml (20 °C)
18.4 g/100 ml (100 °C)
|Solubility||insoluble in alcohol|
EU classification (DSD)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
Calcium formate, Ca(HCO2)2 (or. Ca(HCOO)2), is the calcium salt of formic acid, HCOOH. It is also known as food additive E238 in food industry. The mineral form is very rare and called formicaite. It is known from a few boron deposits. It may be produced synthetically by reacting calcium oxide or calcium hydroxide with formic acid.
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