What is Formaldehyde? - Definition, Uses & Structures


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What is the chemical formula of formaldehyde?

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1. What is another name for formaldehyde?

2. What is the group that is boxed in red called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By using this printable worksheet and interactive quiz, you can test yourself on your familiarity with formaldehyde. Topics covered include formaldehyde's formula, nature, and uses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of the following:

  • What formaldehyde is and isn't used for
  • Formaldehyde's chemical formula
  • Another name for formaldehyde
  • Characteristics of formaldehyde
  • Group of which formaldehyde is a member

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz give you the chance to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about formaldehyde
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the uses of formaldehyde in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the composition and nature of formaldehyde and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding formaldehyde's uses

Additional Learning

To learn more about formaldehyde, read through the accompanying lesson entitled What is Formaldehyde? - Definition, Uses & Structures. The lesson emphasizes the following objectives:

  • Define formalin and its use
  • Comment on why formaldehyde is an organic compound
  • Explain histology
  • Discuss why formaldehyde is found in some hygiene products
  • Talk about the Marquis color test in regard to formaldehyde
  • Enumerate how formaldehyde can be used in the lumber and textile businesses