Oxalic Acid

Oxalic acid is a strong dicarboxylic acid occurring in many plants and vegetables. It is produced in the body by metabolism of glyoxylic acid or ascorbic acid. It is not metabolized but excreted in the urine. It is used as an analytical reagent and general reducing agent.

Chemical Names: Oxalic acid; Ethanedioic acid; 144-62-7; Aktisal; Aquisal; Oxalate   More…
Molecular Formula: C2H2O4 or (COOH)2
Molecular Weight: 90.034 g/mol

Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical state and appearance: Solid. (Crystals solid. crystalline powder.) Odor: Odorless. Taste: Not available. Molecular Weight: 90.04g/mole Color: Colorless. White. pH (1% soln/water): Not available Boiling Point: Not available. Melting Point: Decomposition temperature: 189.5°C (373.1°F) Critical Temperature: Not available. p. 4 Specific Gravity: Density: 1.9 @ 17 deg. C(Water = 1) Vapor Pressure: Not applicable. Vapor Density: 4.62 (Air = 1) Volatility: Not available. Odor Threshold: Not available. Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available. Ionicity (in Water): Not available. Dispersion Properties: See solubility in water, diethyl ether. Solubility: Soluble in cold water, diethyl ether. Soluble in alcohol, glycerol. Insoluble in benzene, petroleum ether Solubility in cold water: 1g/7ml. Solubility in hot water: 1g/2ml