Sodium acetate

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Sodium acetate
Chemical formula CH3COONa
OTP appearance white solid 
Molar Mass(g/mol) 82.03 
Melting Point(°C) 324 
Boiling Point(°C) 881 
Density(g/cc) 1.528 
Solubility in water(g/L) 1233 
Solubility in ethanol(g/L) 23
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Uses

Primary

  • Source of acetate group
  • Feedstock for laboratory preparation of methane
  • Heat packs

Natural occurrence

Hazards

Character

  • As the salt of a weak acid and a strong base, the aqueous solution of this compound is basic. It has a pH of about 9. N.B.: The pH can be lowered by dissolved CO2, so measuring it at a higher temperature will give a more accurate result.

Production

Extraction

Synthesis

Combine sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, or sodium hydroxide with acetic acid

NaOH + CH3COOH CH3COONa + H2O

Purification

Testing

Storage

Disposal

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