Acidic inorganic salts, such as Ammonium lauryl sulfate, are generally soluble in water. The resulting solutions contain moderate concentrations of hydrogen ions and have pH's of less than 7.0. They react as acids to neutralize bases. These neutralizations generate heat, but less or far less than is generated by neutralization of inorganic acids, inorganic oxoacids, and carboxylic acid.
yellow viscous liquid
Contact with liquid irritates eyes and may have drying effect on the skin. Prolonged contact will cause skin irritation.
Special Hazards of Combustion Products: Toxic oxides of nitrogen and sulfur may form in fires.
Recrystallise it first from 90% EtOH and then twice from absolute EtOH, and finally dry it in a vacuum. [Beilstein 1 III 1786.]
Light yellow liquid. May float or sink and mix with water.
Air & Water Reactions