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Sodii Acetas. Sodium Acetate. NaC2H3O2 + 3H2O = 135.74.
Colorless, transparent, monoclinic prisms, or a granular, crystalline powder, odorless, and having a cooling saline taste. Efflorescent in warm, dry air. Solubility. - In 1.4 parts of water; and in 30 parts of Alcohol.
Silica, metals and calcium.
Sodium Acetate is used for preparing Acetic Ether and Acetic Acid.
Dose, 10 to 60 gr.; .60 to 4.00 gm.
Sodium acetate is diuretic, but it is rarely used as a medicine.
18. Sodii Benzoas, see Acidum Benzoicum.
19. Sodii Nitris, see Nitrites.
20. Sodii Valerianas not official, see Valeriana.
21. Sodii Salicylas, see Acidum Salicylicum.6