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Textbook Problem

Which of the following statements concerning formaldehyde, the simplest aldehyde, is incorrect?

  1. a. It is a colorless gas with a pungent irritating odor.
  2. b. Its major industrial use is in the manufacture of polymers.
  3. c. As a 1% aqueous solution, it is used as an embalming fluid.
  4. d. no correct response

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The statement that is incorrect concerning formaldehyde has to be identified from the given statements.

Explanation

Reason for correct option:

Aqueous solution of formaldehyde that contains 37% of formaldehyde is known as formalin.  Formalin is used for preserving biological specimens.  1% aqueous solution of formaldehyde is not used as an embalming fluid.  Therefore, the incorrect statement among the given statements is option (c).

Hence, option (c) is the correct one.

Reason for incorrect option:

Option (a) tells that formaldehyde is a colorless gas with irritating pungent odor...

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