Why does Ketone give a positive result with this but not methanoic acid?

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aladdin818
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Both contain a carbonyl group.. so with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine, why does only ketone give a yellow ppt but methanoic acid doesn't? please explain someone.
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It's explained quite nicely here.

http://chemistry.stackexchange.com/q...rboxylic-acids
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