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Sodii Bisulphis. Sodium Bisulphite. NaHso3 = 103.86. Source. - From Sodium Carbonate or Bicarbonate and Sulphur Dioxide gas. NaHco3 + So2 = NaHso3 + CO,. Solubility. - In 4 parts of water; and in 72 parts of Alcohol.
Opaque, prismatic crystals, or a granular powder, exhaling an odor of Sulphur Dioxide, and having a disagreeable, sulphurous taste.
Dose, 5 to 30 gr.; .30 to 2.00 gm.