Sodium bromate

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Sodium bromate

Sodium bromate is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is NaBrO3, which means that one molecule of it contains one atom of sodium and one ion of bromate.

Properties[change | change source]

Sodium bromate is a colorless solid. It is a strong oxidizing agent.

Preparation[change | change source]

Sodium bromate is made by reacting sodium hydroxide with bromic acid. It can also be made by electrolysis of a sodium bromide solution. It may be made by dissolving bromine in hot sodium hydroxide solution. This also makes sodium bromide.

Uses[change | change source]

It is used to dye hair. It is also used to dye other things. It can be used to dissolve gold.

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