Present name. - Sodic Hypophosphite. NaPh1o2.
May be obtained from the operative chemists.
Characters and Tests. - A white granular salt, haying a bitter nauseous taste. It is deliquescent, very soluble in water and in spirit, but insoluble in ether. At a red heat it ignites, emitting spontaneously inflammable Phosphuretted Hydrogen.
Preparation. - This salt keeps best dissolved in syrup.