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Sodium Sulfate

Sodium Sulfate

Sodium Sulfate is a white crystalline solid widely used in various industries. It is primarily employed as a drying agent, desiccant, and filler in the production of detergents, textiles, and paper. It also serves as a key ingredient in glass manufacturing, water treatment, and chemical synthesis processes. Sodium sulfate has good solubility in water and exhibits hygroscopic properties. Additionally, it can act as a pH regulator and viscosity enhancer in certain applications. It’s versatility and wide range of applications make it a valuable compound in industrial processes.

Chemical Formula:

Na2SO4.

CAS Number:

7757-82-6

Synonyms:

Glauber's salt, Sodium sulphate, Sodium sulfate anhydrous, Sodium sulphate anhydrous, Disodium sulfate, Salt cake, Sal mirabilis, Natrii Sulfas (Latin name)

Characteristics

Molar Weight

142.04 (g/mol).

Melting Point

884 degrees Celsius (1623 degrees Fahrenheit).

Boiling Point

Decomposes at high temperatures.

Solubility

Soluble in water

Density

2.68 (g/cm³).

Forms

solid powder or crystalline form.

Odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Detergents and cleaning products
  • Textile and dyeing industry
  • Paper and pulp industry
  • Glass manufacturing
  • Water treatment
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Food industry (as a food additive)
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Battery production
  • Laboratory reagent

Industries

  • Surfactant production
  • Fiber and fabric dyeing
  • Papermaking
  • Glass production
  • pH adjustment in water treatment
  • Chemical reactions and synthesis
  • Stabilizer in foods
  • Cathode material in batteries
  • Analytical chemistry and laboratory work
  • Drilling fluids in oil and gas industry

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