Sodii Acetas. Sodium Acetate. NaC2H3O2 + 3H2O = 135.74.

Source

From Sodium Carbonate and Acetic Acid. Na2Co3+2Hc2 H3O2 = 2NaC2H3O2 4+ H2O + Co2. By evaporation to crystallization.

Characters

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.

Impurities

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.

Action and Uses of Sodium Acetate

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

22. Sodii Boras, see Acidum Boricum.