Question

Which of the following acid is present in the sting of an ant?

A

Oxalic acid

B

Succinic acid

C

Tartaric acid

D

Formic acid

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Solution

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Correct option is D)

Ants are also known as Formica in Latin. A string of an ant contains formic acid /methanoic acid and that is why there is a burning and itching sensation after an ant's bite.

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