Sodium Chlorite Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Sodium Chlorite Properties

Sodium Chlorite

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Sodium chlorite is a chemical compound used in the manufacture of paper. The main application of sodium chlorite is the generation of chlorine dioxide for bleaching and stripping of textiles, pulp, and paper. It is also used for disinfection of a few municipal water treatment plants after conversion to chlorine dioxide.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White solid
CAS Number 7758-19-2
Density 2.5 g/cm3
EINECS Number 231-836-6
IUPAC Name Sodium Chlorite
InChI 1S/ClHO2.Na/c2-1-3;/h(H,2,3);/q;+1/p-1
Melting Point 180-200 °C
Molar Mass 90.44 g/mol
Molecular Formula NaClO2
NFPA 704 H-1,F-0,R-1,C-OX
Other_Cations Potassium Chlorite;Barium Chlorite
RTECS Number VZ4800000
Related Compounds Chlorine Dioxide;Chlorous Acid
Solubility 39 g/100ml
Synonyms Chlorous Acid, Sodium Salt;Textone uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X