Tag: sodium

Sodium potassium tris(oxalato) ferrate

Formula: K5Na[Fe(C2O4)3]2 Sodium potassium tris-oxalato ferrate

One of the most interesting crystals: have deep green color, beautiful highly symmetric shape and stable on air. Unfortunately, I was not able to prepare aluminium analog: Na and K alumooxalates just crystallized separtely.

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Sodium saccharin

Formula: C7H4NNaO3S·?H2O Sodium saccharin

Saccharin is the first successful chemical sugar substitute; it gained its popularity during the time of WWII and is still in use nowadays, though to a much lesser extent: there are tastier and safer substitutes now. Strictly speaking, saccharin is a weak acid, that is almost insoluble in water. Soluble saccharin is its sodium salt: sodium saccharinate.


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Sodium Chloride

Table salt. Formula: NaCl

Sodium Chloride

Table salt is probably the most available component for growing crystals. It is also one of the hardest components to grow. I made countless number of attempts, and only one of them produced fine results, presented here. You are lucky if you can get clear, well-formed 5mm, salt crystal. If you get 10mm, it is success. And if you manage to get a bigger one, then please tell me how you did it.


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