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Chemical Structure of Sodium Peroxide

What is Sodium Peroxide?

Sodium Peroxide is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula Na2O2. It belongs to the peroxide family. It appears as a yellow-white to yellow granular solid. On heating above the 657 °C boiling point, it decomposes to Na2O, releasing O2 (2 Na2O2 → 2 Na2O + O2).

Also, it reacts with water and undergoes hydrolysis to give sodium hydroxide and hydrogen peroxide (Na2O2 + 2 H2O → 2 NaOH + H2O2).

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Name of Product Sodium Peroxide
IUPAC Name disodium;peroxide
Synonyms Disodium peroxide; Solozone; Natriumsuperoxid; Sodium dioxide; Disodium dioxide; Flocool; Natrium peroxydatum
CAS No 1313-60-6
Molecular Formula Na2O2
Molecular Weight 77.978 g/mol
Pubchem CID 14803

Chemical Properties

SR. No Criteria Limit/Specification
1 Appearance (Form) Solid Powder
2 Appearance (Color) Yellow to White
3 Density 2.805 g/cm3
4 Melting point 460 °C (860 °F; 733 K) (decomposes)
5 Solubility Soluble in Acid
Insoluble in Base (Alkali)

Uses

  • Sodium Peroxide is a strong oxidizing agent and is used as source of oxygen in various chemical reactions and processes.
  • It is used for the extraction of minerals from various ores.
  • It is occasionally used to bleach wood pulp for the production of paper and textiles.
  • As an oxygen source, it is notably useful in scuba equipment, submarines, etc.

FAQs

Q. What is the common name for sodium peroxide?

Sodium peroxide may be sold under the brand names Solozone and Flocool.

Q. Is sodium peroxide acidic or basic?

Sodium peroxide is a strong base.

Q. Is sodium peroxide ionic or covalent?

Sodium peroxide is an ionic compound made up of two sodium cations and one peroxide anions.

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