Subject: Re: [BEE-L] Vs: Re: [BEE-L] Formic and Oxalic acids
The physical properties of oxalic acid may be of interest in this connection. The stuff one buys is usually oxalic acid dihydrate, which is a crystal which has two water molecules attached to each oxalic acid molecule. The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics gives the following properties for oxalic acid dihydrate:
1) The water of hydration leaves at
101.5° C (214.7° F) The water boils off leaving anhydrous oxalic acid crystals.