Sodium Peroxide, also known as Disodium Peroxide, Solozone, Sodium Super Oxide, Disodium Dioxide, and Natrium Peroxydatum, has the chemical formula Na2O2. It appears as white to yellowish-white granular powder with no odor and salty taste. It can readily absorb moisture and Carbon Dioxide from air and turn yellow. It is freely soluble in Water at ambient conditions forming Hydrogen Peroxide and Sodium Hydroxide. On a lab scale, it is prepared by heating Sodium metal in an Aluminum vessel with a current of purified air. Lab grade chemicals possess reasonable purity but do not comply with any official standard for quality or purity like the ACS Grade, the USP Grade, or the FCC Grade. The Lab Grade is also known as Laboratory Reagent (LR) and Chemically Pure (CP). Lab Alley’s Sodium Peroxide, Lab Grade is available for sale online at laballey.com. It is highly recommended for educational institutes and research labs.
Uses Of Sodium Peroxide
- Sodium Peroxide For Cleaning
- Sodium Peroxide Is Used As An Oxidizing Agent And Bleaching Agent
- Sodium Peroxide is used for personal care products, including cosmetics, shampoos, perfumes, soaps, lotions, toothpastes, etc.
- Sodium Peroxide is used as an oxygen source by reacting with carbon dioxide to produce oxygen and sodium carbonate.
- Sodium Hydroxide is an antibacterial agent in Mr. Clean.
- Sodium Peroxide is used for bleaching animal and vegetable fibers, feathers, bones, ivory, wood, wax, sponges, coral; rendering air charged with carbon dioxide respirable as in torpedo boats, submarines, diving bells, etc; purifying air in sick rooms; dyeing and printing textiles; chemical analysis; general oxidizing agent.
- Sodium Peroxide is a source of sodium that is suitable for optic, glass and ceramic applications.
- Sodium Peroxide Formula: Na2O2
- Sodium Peroxide Molar Mass: 77.98 g/mol
- Sodium Peroxide Melting point: 1,247°F (675°C)
- Sodium Peroxide Boiling point: 1,215°F (657°C)
- Sodium Peroxide Density: 2.8 g/cm³
- Sodium Peroxide ChemSpider ID: 14119
- Other Names For Sodium Peroxide: Disodium dioxide, Flocool, Solozone, Disodium peroxide
- Sodium Peroxide PubChem CID: 14803
Sodium peroxide is the inorganic compound with the formula Na2O2. This yellowish solid is the product of sodium ignited in excess oxygen. It is a strong base. This metal peroxide exists in several hydrates and peroxyhydrates including Na2O2·2H2O2·4H2O, Na2O2·2H2O, Na2O2·2H2O2, and Na2O2·8H2O. The octahydrate, which is simple to prepare, is white, in contrast to the anhydrous material.
Sodium peroxide hydrolyzes to give sodium hydroxide and hydrogen peroxide according to the reaction
Na2O2 + 2 H2O → 2 NaOH + H2O2
Sodium peroxide was used to bleach wood pulp for the production of paper and textiles. Presently it is mainly used for specialized laboratory operations, e.g., the extraction of minerals from various ores. Sodium peroxide may go by the commercial names of Solozone and Flocool. In chemistry preparations, sodium peroxide is used as an oxidizing agent. It is also used as an oxygen source by reacting it with carbon dioxide to produce oxygen and sodium carbonate:
2 Na2O2 + 2 CO2 → 2 Na2CO3 + O2
It is thus particularly useful in scuba gear, submarines, etc. Lithium peroxide has similar uses. Read more here.
What happens when sodium peroxide reacts with water?
"When sodium peroxide dissolves in water, it is hydrolyzed and forms sodium hydroxide and hydrogen peroxide." ... When sodium peroxide dissolves in water, it is hydrolyzed and forms sodium hydroxide and hydrogen peroxide. Read more here.
- Strong oxidizing agent
- Catalyst in polymerization
- Bleaching animal/vegetable fibers
- Purification of air
- Dyeing industry
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