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Sodium Phosphate Monobasic

Sodium phosphate monobasic is used in varied lab experiments and is a chemical that is also important to your body. At room temperature it is a white solid powder and works as a buffering solution in unison with sodium phosphate dibasic, where controlling rapid ph fluctuations both in lab experiments and in your body. Although it can be toxic when combined with other drugs, solutions of sodium phosphate can help relieve constipation symptoms.

The chemcial formula for sodium phosphate monobasic is NaH2PO4 which is a combination of 1 sodium or Na atom, 2 hydrogen or H atoms and 1 phosphate or P04 group. There is also the monohydrate form, NAH2PO4+H2O, where 1 water or H2O molecule is associated with with each sodium phosphate monobasic molecule. Monobasic term is referred to single or univalent base group neutralizing the molecule. Whereas, the sodium phospate dibasic form (Na2HPO4 +2H20), when dissolved, dissociates into 2 sodium atoms requiring to be neutralized by 2 basic groups. Continue Reading →

Trisodium Phosphate And Its Uses

Trisodium phosphate (TSP) is a white crystalline or granular solid that in water is highly soluble where it produces an alkaline solution. It is mostly found in powder form and may also be referred to as sodium phosphate or trisodium orthophospate.

The majority of the use for tri sodium phosphate is in cleaning agents. The ph is 12 for a 1% solution, which makes it enough alkaline to separate oils and grease. TSP is excellent as a cleaning agent, anything from laundry to a concrete driveway. Due to ecological reasons and government regulations, trisodium phosphate is used less than before.

Some of the uses for trisodium phospates are: Continue Reading →