# What is the proper nomenclature for CH₂O₂?

Can you tell me what's the nomenclature of $\ce{C H_2 O_2}$?

What is its IUPAC name?

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The compound you provided can be written more clearly as $\ce{HCOOH}$

IUPAC name : Formic acid

Systematic name :Methanoic Acid

Other names: Aminic acid, Formylic acid, Hydrogen carboxylic acid, Hydroxymethanone, Hydroxy(oxo)methane, Metacarbonoic acid, Oxocarbinic acid, Oxomethanol

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Well it could also be dioxirane. Maybe Bharat Khanna could precise his question and the context in which he came up to it. –  PLD Jan 13 '13 at 21:00