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Sodium Nitrate

Sodium Nitrate is a white crystalline solid with the chemical formula NaNo3. It is highly soluble in water and is slightly soluble in alcohol. It is used in fertilizers, food preservatives and rocket fuels.

ArChem provides Sodium Nitrate which is really Free Flowing with high purity and other raw chemical materials such as Ammonium Nitrate, Soda Ash, and Ammonium Chloride for various industrial applications. Additionally, ArChem provides customers with other chemical products including Nitrocellulose, Nitrocellulose Solutions, Organic Solvents, etc. for further information please contact our technical sales team in ArChem. 

ArChem Sodium Nitrate

What is Sodium Nitrate?

NaNO3 structure

 Sodium Nitrate (also known as Chile saltpetre) is an alkali metal nitrate salt that has different applications in various industries. This product is a strong oxidizer but stable under ordinary conditions. It is Noncombustible but accelerates the burning of combustible materials.

Some of the industries in which Archem Sodium Nitrate is used are:

  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Polymers
  • Lubricants
  • Oil & Gas

Sodium Nitrate Technical Properties

NaNO3 is an inorganic sodium salt and an inorganic nitrate salt. The mineral form of NaNO3 is known as Nitratine, Nitratite or Soda Niter. Chemical and physical properties of ArChem Sodium Nitrate are:

Molecular FormulaNaNO3
IUPAC nameSodium Nitrate
Cas Number7631-99-4
Molecular weight84.995 g/mol
Density2.26 gcm–3
Boiling Point380 °C
FlashpointNot determined
Melting Point308 °C
FlammabilityNot combustible (but enhances combustion of other substances)

Sodium Nitrate Applications

ArChem free flowing Sodium Nitrate due to its high solubility in water, low cost, and nitrogen content, primarily is used in fertilizers. Some other uses of this compound include:

  • Glass (antifoaming agent)
  • Oxidizing agent
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Manufacture of salts such as potassium nitrate
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Metal Finishing

Sodium Nitrate Production

Soda Niter is produced industrially by neutralizing nitric acid with sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, or sodium hydroxide. The chemical  reactions are listed below:

  • NaHCO3 + HNO3 → NaNO3 + H2O + CO2
  • Na2CO3 + 2HNO3 → 2NaNO3 + CO2 + H2O
  • HNO3+ NaOH → NaNO3 + H2O

Sodium Nitrate Storage

Storage conditions of ArChem NaNO3 are listed below:

  • Sodium Nitrate should be stored in cool, dry conditions in well-sealed containers.
  • This product should be kept out of moisture and direct sunlight.
  • Sodium Nitrate should be stored at room temperature and away from heat/sparks/ open flames/ hot surfaces.
  • Sodium Nitrate should be stored away from combustible materials and oxidizing agents.
  • Sodium Nitrate should not be kept on wooden floors.

Sodium Nitrate Health Hazards

Sodium Nitrate is an oxidizer. This product can increase the burning rate of combustible materials. It reacts with acids to emit toxic nitrogen dioxide fumes. Plus, contact with incompatibles may cause an explosion. Some of the necessary first-aid measures are described below:

  • If inhaled, loosen clothing and position the individual in a comfortable position. If breathing is difficult, move the victim into the fresh air and give oxygen. Seek medical attention immediately.
  • In the case of skin contact, rinse the area with water for 10-15 minutes. Seek medical attention immediately.
  • If in eyes, protect the unexposed eye. Rinse the exposed eye gently using water for 15-20 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation persists or if concerned.
  • In the case of swallowing, rinse your mouth thoroughly. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately. Have exposed victim drink sips of water or milk.

Operators should wash their hands before breaks and after work. they should use personal protective equipment and wear chemically impermeable gloves when handling Sodium Nitrate to avoid contact with the body, skin, and eyes.

Raw chemical materials are used in the production of chemicals, disinfectants, Glass, Paint and resin and many other types of industries. ArChem provides customers with the best quality raw chemical materials and competitive prices in the market.
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What is Sodium Nitrate used for? 

Sodium Nitrate is mostly used in Glass, Fertilizers, Adhesives and Sealants.

What is the other name of Sodium Nitrate? 

Sodium Nitrate is also known as Chile saltpetre.

What is the price of Sodium Nitrate? 

ArChem raw chemical materials can be purchased in a variety of volumes. Depending on your inquiry, prices are different. for more information, please contact our technical sales team in ArChem.

Is Sodium Nitrate toxic? 

Sodium Nitrate is used in foods. but if you consume too much of it, it can be deadly.

What is the CAS number of Sodium Nitrate? 

The CAS number of Sodium Nitrate is 7631-99-4.

What is the HS code for Sodium Nitrate? 

The HS Code of Sodium nitrate is 31025000

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