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Sodium Carbonate Peroxyhydrate

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Sodium percarbonate
IUPAC name [show] sodium carbonate—hydrogen peroxide (2/3)
Other names PCS, solid hydrogen peroxide, Sodium carbonate hydrogen peroxide, sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate
CAS number 15630-89-4
PubChem 159762
EC number 239-707-6
Molecular formula Na2CO3·1.5H2O2
Molar mass 157.01 g/mol
Appearance white solid
Solubility in water 150 g/l
EU Index Not listed
Main hazards Irritant, Oxidizer
Flash point Non-flammable
Related compounds
Other anions Sodium carbonate
Sodium bicarbonate
Related compounds Sodium perborate
Sodium persulfate
Sodium perphosphate
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25°C, 100kPa)

Infobox references

Sodium percarbonate is a white crystalline water-soluble chemical compound of sodium carbonate and hydrogen peroxide.[1]

It is an oxidizing agent and ingredient in a number of home and laundry cleaning products.[1] Despite the name, it is, in fact, a carbonate perhydrate.[1] Dissolved in water, it releases H2O2 and soda ash (sodium carbonate)[1]:

2(Na2CO3·1.5H2O2) → 2 Na2CO3 + 3 H2O2

Sodium percarbonate is the active ingredient in many powdered oxygen eco-friendly bleach products such as; Corte Cleandeck cleaner.[2] The Per from perborate or percarbonate has given the name for several laundry detergent products like Persil.

[edit] References

  1. ^ a b c d Craig W. Jones Applications of hydrogen peroxide and its derivatives (1999) Royal Society of Chemistry ISBN 0854045368
  2. ^ “Household Product Database: Sodium percarbonate”. National Institute of Health.

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