Q. 343.9( 13 Votes )

Name the acid present in ant sting and give its chemical formula. Also give the common method to get relief from the discomfort caused by the ant sting.

Answer :

An acid called formic acid (or methanoic acid) is present in ant stings. The chemical formula of formic acid is HCOOH. To get relief from the discomfort caused by the ant stings, apply baking soda on the affected area. Baking soda is basic in nature and it reacts with acid to produce neutral salt.


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