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1kg Sodium Acetate Trihydrate inc Hot Ice Instructions
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  Sodium Acetate Tri-Hydrate, 1kg - Complete instructions along with trouble shooting tips for doing the hot ice experiment are printed on the label. If you have any problems doing the experiment send us a message and we will do our best to help you get it working. . This product is packaged in a strong HDPE bottle.
  Molecular formula: CH3COONa 3H2O

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Sodium acetate is used in the textile industry to neutralize sulfuric acid waste streams, and as a photoresist while using aniline dyes. It is also a pickling agent in chrome tanning, and it helps to retard vulcanization of chloroprene in synthetic rubber production. In processing cotton for disposable cotton pads, sodium acetate is used to eliminate the buildup of static electricity.

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As the conjugate base of a weak acid, a solution of sodium acetate and acetic acid can act as a buffer to keep a relatively constant pH. This is useful especially in biochemical applications where reactions are pH dependent.

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Sodium acetate is also used in consumer heating pads or hand warmers and is also used in hot ice. Sodium acetate trihydrate crystals melt at 58 °C, dissolving in their water of crystallization. When they are heated to around 100 °C, and subsequently allowed to cool, the aqueous solution becomes supersaturated. This solution is capable of cooling to room temperature without forming crystals. By clicking on a metal disc in the heating pad, a nucleation center is formed which causes the solution to crystallize into solid sodium acetate trihydrate again. The bond-forming process of crystallization is exothermic, hence heat is emitted. This process is reversible by recharging the pad in boiling water.

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