Oxalic acid question
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  1. #1
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    Default Oxalic acid question

    I was searching for oxalic acid crystals and found two formulas C2H202 x 2H20 and C2H204 x 2H20. Which should I use or will they both work.
    Don't want to harm the bees. Any advice would be very helpful.
    Thanks, Ken

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  3. #2
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    Default Re: Oxalic acid question

    The correct molecular formula for oxalic acid is C2H2O4. The 2H2O part of the formula refers to two waters of hydration in the crystal form of the chemical and are not a part of oxalic acid itself. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxalic_acid.

    Rick

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    Default Re: Oxalic acid question

    Rick Thanks for your reply. Just what I needed to know.

    Ken

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    Default Re: Oxalic acid question

    if you plan to oxalic dribble, you want to use the di-hydrate form

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