Sodium hydroxide, also known as lye and caustic soda, is an inorganic compound with the formula NaOH. It is a highly caustic substance that is used to neutralize acids and make sodium salts.
Product Name: Sodium Hydroxide
Chemical Names: SODIUM HYDROXIDE; Caustic soda; 1310-73-2; Sodium hydrate; Soda lye; White caustic
Molecular Formula: NaOH or HNaO
Molecular Weight: 39.997 g/mol
IUPAC Name: sodium; hydroxide
CAS Number: 1310-73-2
EC Number: 215-185-5
Physical Description: It is a colorless liquid. More dense than water.
Boiling Point: 1388°C
Melting Point: 318°C
Solubility: Very soluble in water. Freely soluble in ethanol
Density: 2.1 g/cm³
Decomposition: When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of /sodium oxide/.
Heat of Vaporization: 175 kJ/mol at 1388 deg C
pH: Strongly alkaline (1 % solution)