Sodium Acetate

Chemical nameSodium acetate
Chemical formulaCH3COONa
Chemical natureSodium salt of acetic acid
Most stable form (room temperature)Sodium acetate trihydrate (CH3COONa.3H2O)
Other common formSodium acetate anhydrous (CH3COONa) *
Common abbreviationNaOAc
SynonymsSodium ethanoate
Physical properties
Physical state (room temperature)Solid
Interaction with atmospheric water (moisture)Hygroscopic/Deliquescent (absorb atmospheric water and become liquid)
Solubility in waterSoluble
Solubility in ethanolSlightly soluble
* Absorbs water from the atmosphere and turns into sodium acetate trihydrate form.

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