Answer to Question #21661 in Inorganic Chemistry for susan1991
metallic base. It is a white solid available in pellets, flakes, granules, and
as a 50% saturated solution.
Sodium hydroxide is soluble in water, ethanol and methanol. This alkali is deliquescent
and readily absorbs moisture and carbon dioxide in air.
Molecular formula NaOH
Appearance White, waxy, opaque crystals
Density 2.13 g/cm3
Melting point 318 °C, 591 K, 604 °F
Boiling point 1388 °C, 1661 K, 2530 °F
Solubility in water 111 g/100 mL (at 20 °C)
Solubility in methanol 23.8 g/100 mL
Solubility in ethanol <<13.9 g/100 mL
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