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.