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What happens when- (a) Calcium formate is heated strongly? (b) Methanol reacts with ammonia?

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(i) When calcium formate is heated strongly it gives formaldehyde.

Ca(HCOO)2 + CaCO3 = HCHO

Formaldehyde is a colourless, strong smelling gas used in making building products and many household products.

(ii) It will produce a solution of ammonia in methanol. There would presuambly be a tiny amount of tiny amount of ammonium methoxide formed, but since ammonia is weak base and methanol is less acidic than water, there is for all practical situation no reaction.

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