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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 →