Masters Theses

Abstract

"Formic acid, the lowest member of the fatty acid series, was obtained as early as the seventeenth century by distilling ants with water. Other methods were later found after the correct constitution of the acid became known. This acid is not difficult to prepare in a water solution, but it is difficult to obtain in the anhydrous state...The purpose of this work is to study the various methods of preparing anhydrous formic acid, to improve a method for preparing the anhydrous acid, and to correct specific gravity tables for aqueous solutions of formic acid"--Introduction, page 1-2.

Advisor(s)

Dunlap, Howard Leroy

Department(s)

Chemistry

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemistry

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1933

Pagination

iv, 23 pages, 4 plates

Rights

© 1933 Leo Henry Merchie, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Formic acid
Specific gravity -- Measurement

Thesis Number

T 615

Print OCLC #

5963822

Electronic OCLC #

695598846

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Chemistry Commons

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