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Recipe of the Week – Week 16: Sodium Sulphate

sodium sulphate

Continuing our new series of chemical recipes, we bring you week 16 – sodium sulphate (Na2SO4)

Remember that when preparing any of our recipes, you should:

  • Always wear appropriate PPE including eye protection and gloves.
  • Always add acid to water (never water to acid).
  • Use a fume cupboard.
  • Always carry out a risk assessment when using any chemicals.
  • Follow all recommended safety procedures and adhere to the label instructions, hazard warnings and local legislations.

What is sodium sulphate?

Sodium Sulphate (also known as sodium sulfate or sulfate of soda) is used as a reducing agent, as a preservative for Sodium Thiosulphate solutions, and for bleaching.

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