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|Molar mass||68.007 g/mol|
|Density||1.92 g/cm3 (20 °C)|
|Melting point||253 °C (487 °F; 526 K)|
|Solubility in water||97.2 g/100 mL (20 °C)
160 g/100 mL (100 °C)
|Solubility||insoluble in ether
soluble in glycerol, alcohol
|Acidity (pKa)||7.0-8.5 (0.1M)|
|EU classification||not listed|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Sodium formate is used in several fabric dyeing and printing processes. It is also used as a buffering agent for strong mineral acids to increase their pH, as a food additive (E237), and as a de-iceing agent.
The latter method is, in general, preferred to the former because the low aqueous solubility of CHCl3 makes it easier to separate out from the sodium formate solution, by fractional crystallization, than the soluble NaCl would be.
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