Sodium Hydrogen Tartrate Formula

Sodium hydrogen tartrate is also known as sodium bitartrate, tartaric acid monosodium salt. It is an inorganic salt which is commonly used to detect potassium in qualitative chemical analysis. It is also used to test for ammonium cation which is a white precipitate. Following is the table of formulas of sodium hydrogen tartrate in different forms:

Molecular formula C4H5NaO6
Linear formula NaO2CCH(OH)CH(OH)CO2H
The Simplified molecular-input line-entry system (SMILES) C(C(C(=O)[O-])O)(C(=O)O)O[Na+]

The property values of a hydrogen donor and hydrogen acceptor are 3 and 6 respectively. It has 3 rotatable bonds. It finds application in the preparation of sodium citrate-sodium tartrate reagent.

Structure Of Sodium Hydrogen Tartrate

Sodium Hydrogen Tartrate Formula

Properties Of Sodium Hydrogen Tartrate

IUPAC name Sodium 3-carboxy-2,3-dihydroxypropionate
Molecular formula C4H5NaO6
Molecular weight 172.068 g/mol
Melting point 253℃
Physical form Powder
Colour White
pH 3.3 to 3.6

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