Carbonyl

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Formula CH2O
IUPAC Name formaldehyde
Molecular Mass 30.026 g·mol−1
Heat of Formation -76.6 ± 16.7 kJ·mol−1
Dipole Moment 0.75 ± 1.08 D
Volume 40.18 Å 3
Surface Area 57.74 Å 2
HOMO Energy -12.33 ± 0.55 eV
LUMO Energy 4.59 ± eV
Point Group Symmetry C*v
Synonyms
  • formyl
  • hco(.)
  • methylium, oxo-
  • oxomethyl
  • oxomethylium
CAS Number(s)
  • 17030-74-9
  • 2597-44-6
InChIKey CFHIDWOYWUOIHU-UHFFFAOYSA-N
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