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.


Ant stings have the methanoic acid(HCOOH-formic acid)). A person suffering from the ant sting is given baking soda on the sting. As the baking soda is alkaline in nature, it neutralises the acid from the sting and forms a neutral salt.


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 The acid present in ant sting is methanoic acid (formic acid). The chemical formula is HCOOH. To get relief one should apply any available basic salt  e.g., baking soda (NaHCO3) on it.

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  .....  formic acid

by rubbing baking soda

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formic acid is present in an ant's sting. Baking soda solution can be used to get relief from an ant's sting.formula  of formic acid is HCO2H.

hope this helps :D

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