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Colorless crystals that are used in dyeing textiles, polishing metals, and the electrolytic detinning of iron. Ammonium oxalate is also used as a detection reagent for Calcium and Lead.
Synonyms and Related Terms
diammonium salt of ethanedioic acid
- Decomposes on burning to produce toxic fumes.
- Toxic by ingestion.
- Contact may cause irritation and burns.
- Fisher Scientific: SDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in water. pH of 0.1 M solution = 6.4
Slightly soluble in alcohol.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 124.1|
Resources and Citations
- The Merck Index, Susan Budavari (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 12th Edition, 1996 Comment: entry 556