Sodium bisulfate is a common ionic compound made from the combination of sodium, hydrogen, sulfur and oxygen ions. Although it is acidic and can be dangerous in high concentrations, sodium bisulfate is also an incredibly useful substance. Many of our common household products and processed foods use sodium bisulfate as a key ingredient for cleaning and preservation purposes.
Other Names: Nitre cake, GBS, Sodium acid sulfate, Nitre cake, Sodium hydrogen sulfate
Appearance: Fine white grains
Natural or Synthetic: Synthetic
Recommended Retest or Shelf Life: 2 years
Storage: Cool Dark Place
IdentificationThe chemical formula for sodium bisulfate is NaHSO4. The compound is also named sodium hydrogen sulfate, sodium acid sulfate, bisulfate of soda, monosodium salt and monohydrate. Sodium bisulfate is usually diluted by water when used commercially or in chemical experimentation.
FeaturesSodium bisulfate is an acidic ion that dissolves well in water. In its solid form, sodium bisulfate has clear crystals and is odorless. Sodium bisulfate is strongly acidic, with a pH of only 1.4.
Not for Ingestion.
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