sodium hydroxide question

  1. sodium hydroxide question


    I baught sodium hydroxide from a chemical company recently to make TNE.How does this compare to the red devil lye?It says "0.05 N " on the label.Is it fully saturated?Im new to this.Help appreciated.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by mic79
    I baught sodium hydroxide from a chemical company recently to make TNE.How does this compare to the red devil lye?It says "0.05 N " on the label.Is it fully saturated?Im new to this.Help appreciated.
    What you bought contains 2 grams of Sodium Hydroxide(NaOH) per liter. Saturated NaOH is about 50% by weight. Commonly available strong sol'ns of NaOH are typically 2 in 5 (w/V) or 10N. The stuff you bought is very dilute (almost OK to drink) and is typically used as a lab titrant. Probably not what you want to saponify an ester.

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