Sodium formate is commonly known as formic acid is widely used in the process of printing and dyeing. It is used to increase the pH of acids and is used in the form of a buffering agent. It is used as a de-icing agent and is generally used as a food additive (E237). Let us know the chemical details of Sodium formate.
Properties Of Sodium Formate
|Chemical formula||HCOONa or CHNaO2|
|Molecular weight||68.007 g/mol|
|Chemical names||formic acid, sodium salt, sodium hydrocarbon dioxide|
|Solubility||insoluble in ether
soluble in glycerol, alcohol, formic acid
|Melting point||253 °C|
Sodium Formate Structural Formula
Sodium formate is an organic sodium salt which contains formate and is the monosodium salt of formic acid. Sodium formate plays roles both as a buffer and an astringent. The structural representation of Sodium formate is as shown in the figure below.
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