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Re: Sodium biphosphate

> Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 00:20:05 -0500 (EST)
> From: JOlson8590 at aol_com
> Subject: Sodium Biphosphate and Other Sorrows
> I spent some time talking with my Chemist son late last night. The MAIN
> problem is that Chemists now use different (and much more accurate)
> terminology. They don't use terms like "Sodium Biphosphate," as it is
> inaccurate. He could not even FIND the term, "Sodium Biphosphate" in his
> reference books!  Which, of course, does not help US at all!
> So you might be talking about Na4P2O7, or Na2HPO4.
> I hope this is of some assistance, not just more annoyance!
> Jean Olson
> JOlson8590 at AOL_com

I found the term sodium biphosphate in the Merck Index.
The formula is NaH2PO4.
Curtis Hoganson        Dept. of Chemistry, Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824                517-355-9715 ext 260