Description : t is a sodium salt of acetic acid. It is also called Acetic acid, sodium salt or Sodium acetate anhydrous. Sodium acetate along with an alkyl halide like bromoethane can be used to form an ester. It is either in its white granular powder form appears as monoclinic crystals.
Application : Sodium acetate is used as the carbon source for culturing bacteria. Sodium acetate is also useful for increasing yields of DNA isolation by ethanol precipitation. Sodium acetate is used in the textile industry to neutralize sulfuric acid waste streams and also as a photoresist while using aniline dyes.