Is benzoic acid soluble in water ?

by leena19
Tags: acid, benzoic, soluble, water
leena19 is offline
Aug19-09, 08:14 AM
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I've looked at a few websites and some say it is slightly soluble,some say it is insoluble in water and others say it is soluble only in hot water.

I'm not sure which one is true.

Hope someone can help.
Thank you.
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kldickson is offline
Aug19-09, 01:08 PM
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Here's data from the MSDS:


DESCRIPTION: White powder or crystals with an odor of benzoin or benzaldehyde.

BOILING POINT: 480 F (249 C) MELTING POINT: 252 F (122 C)

SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.2659 @ 15 C VAPOR PRESSURE: 1 mmHg @ 205 F

PH: 2.8 (satd solution) SOLUBILITY IN WATER: 2.9% @ 20 C


SOLVENT SOLUBILITY: Soluble in alcohol, ether, benzene, chloroform,
acetone, carbon disulfide, oil of turpentine, carbon tetrachloride, fixed and
volatile oils; slightly soluble in petroleum ether, hexane.

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