Sodium Molybdate

Synonyms: Molybdic acid sodium salt dihydrate,

CAS Number: 10102-40-6,

Molecular Weight: 241.9,

Chemical Formula: Na2MoO4,2H2O,

EINECS EC Number: 231-551-7,

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Sodium Molybdate Dihydrate BP Grade

Ph Eur

Content: 98.0 per cent to 100.5 per cent (dried substance).

Appearance: White or almost white powder or colourless crystals.
Solubility: Freely soluble in water.

A. Loss on drying (see Tests).
B. Dissolve 0.2 g in 5 ml of a mixture of equal volumes of nitric acid and water and add 0.1 g of ammonium chloride. Add 0.3 ml of disodium hydrogen phosphate solution and heat slowly at 50-60C. A yellow precipitate is formed.
C. Dissolve 0.15 g in 2 ml of water, the solution gives reaction of sodium.

Solution S: Dissolve 10.0 g in water and dilute to 50 ml with the same solvent.
Appearance of solution: Solution S is clear and colourless.
Chlorides: Maximum 50 ppm.
Phosphates: Maximum 200 ppm.
Ammonium: Maximum 10 ppm, determined on 0.10 g.
Heavy metals: Maximum 10 ppm.
Loss on drying: 14.0 per cent to 16.0 per cent, determined on 1.000 g by drying in an oven at 140C for 3 h.

Dissolve 0.100 g in 30 ml of water, add 0.5 g of hexamethylenetetramine and 0.1 ml of a 250 g/l solution of nitric acid. Heat to 60C. Titrate with 0.05 M lead nitrate using 4-(2-pyridylazo)resorcinol monosodium salt as indicator.
1 ml of 0.05 M lead nitrate is equivalent to 10.30 mg of Na2MoO4.