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Sodium Acetate

Regular price $8.98

Sodium Acetate has a wide range of uses.  It is often used to give potato chips a salt and vinegar flavour (Note: ours is not to be used as food!).  Sodium acetate is also used in heating pads, hand warmers, and "hot ice".  Check out the video below for a great demonstration.

 

You can easily create your own by reacting vinegar with sodium bicarbonate ("baking soda").  For reference, you could alternatively use sodium carbonate ("washing soda") or sodium hydroxide ("lye") in place of the baking soda.  Any of these reactions produce sodium acetate and water.  However, it often does not turn out well enough to be used as hot ice (or other applications).

Save yourself some time and buy our lab-grade ready-to-use sodium acetate!

Recommended for Age 8 & Up (with adult supervision)


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