Sodium Oxide
Title: Sodium Oxide
CAS Registry Number: 1313-59-3
Additional Names: Sodium monoxide
Molecular Formula: Na2O
Molecular Weight: 61.98
Percent Composition: Na 74.18%, O 25.81%
Properties: White, amorphous pieces or powder. d 2.27. Melts at a dull red heat and begins to dec >400° into sodium peroxide and metal. It is very reactive and combines violently with water, forming sodium hydroxide. Handle with tongs and not with bare hands, and keep tightly closed.
Density: d 2.27
Use: As a dehydrating agent; in certain chemical reactions as a polymerizing or condensing agent.

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