Sodium molybdate (CAS 7631-95-0)

Sodium molybdate (CAS 7631-95-0)

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Sodium molybdate (CAS 7631-95-0)

Sodium molybdate, Na2MoO4, is useful as a source of molybdenum. This white, crystalline salt is often found as the dihydrate, Na2MoO4·2H2O.

The molybdate(VI) anion is tetrahedral. Two sodium cations coordinate with every one anion.

It is used in industry for corrosion inhibition, as it is a non-oxidizing anodic inhibitor. The addition of sodium molybdate significantly reduces the nitrite requirement of fluids inhibited with nitrite-amine, and improves the corrosion protection of carboxylate salt fluids. In industrial water treatment applications where galvanic corrosion is a potential due to bimetallic construction, the application of sodium molybdate is preferred over sodium nitrite. Sodium molybdate has the advantage in that the dosing of lower ppm’s of molybdate allow for lower conductivity of the circulating water. Sodium molybdate at levels of 50-100 ppm offer the same levels of corrosion inhibition as sodium nitrite at levels of 800+ ppm. By utilizing lower concentrations of sodium molybdate, conductivity is kept at a minimum and thus galvanic corrosion potentials are decreased.

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Industries: Fertilizers, Horticulture
CAS number: 7631-95-0
WE number: 231-551-7
Chemical formula: Na2MoO4•2H2O
Molar mass: 241,95 g/mol
Customs tariff code: 28417000

Other physical properties
pH: 7,9 – 10,3 (c=50 g/l, 20°C)
Melting / freezing point: 130°C
Relative density: 3,6 g/cm3
Solubility in water: 840 g/l (20°C)

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