Sodium Hydroxide

Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) is a white, waxy chemical consisting of opaque crystals. It is a strong chemical base that is used in the manufacturing of pulp and paper, textiles, soaps, detergents, and drain cleaner, corrosive, water-reactive. Even though it is not flammable, we still recommend a secure chemical storage building or container that meets specific regulations for storing Sodium Hydroxide. That’s why we suggest one of the following: CHEMLoc, DRUMLoc

Sodium Hydroxide Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: May decompose upon heating to produce toxic fumes.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant chemical storage building.
  • Compatible Details: Water; acids; flammable liquids; organic halogens; metals such as aluminum, tin & zinc; nitromethane [Note: Corrosive to metals.]
  • Description: Sodium hydroxide, also known as lye or caustic soda, has the molecular formula NaOH and is a highly caustic metallic base and alkali salt. It is a white solid available in pellets, flakes, granules, and as a 50% saturated solution.
  • Classification: CLASS 8
  • Brand Name: n/a

Sodium Hydroxide Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
NaOH 2.13 g/cm³ 1388°C, 1661 K, 2530°F Sodium hydroxide 39.997 g/mol Water, Methanol, Ethanol 604.°F (31°C)




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