Project Details Solubility in Systems with Lithium and/or Sodium Nitrates Part 2 - Sodium Nitrates

Project No.:
Start Date:
01 September 2013
End Date:
30 June 2017
Division Name:
Analytical Chemistry Division
Division No.:


Series: Solubility Data Series

During the work on solubility data of nitrates, the amount of data on solubility of sodium nitrates found was so extensive, that separate volume dealing with these data appeared as necessary. Therefore, this project will compile and evaluate all available solubility data in water systems with sodium nitrate. The results of this work will be prepared in the standard format of the IUPAC-NIST Solubility Data Series for publication in the Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data and for inclusion in a web-accessible database being prepared by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).


Under the direction of the Subcommittee on Solubility and Equilibrium Data (SSED) of the Analytical Chemistry Division, the IUPAC Solubility Data Project (SDP) compiles and evaluates data on solubility and disseminates the resulting information to the widest possible range of users by traditional (printed) and electronic (web-accessible database) means.

The Solubility Data Project has focused on five subject areas of wide importance. The systems to be covered by this project fit into one of these priority areas, Solubility Related to Industrial Processes. Nitrates are important in the production of fertilizers. In this context, nitrates deposition in soils and following dissolution are important phenomena in environmental science. Besides, the importance of nitrates as model electrolytes in general investigation of electrolyte solutions must be mentioned.

The respective systems were not covered yet in Solubility Data Series.


May 2016 update – In July 2016, the task group plans to participate at the SSED meeting in Geneve, Swiss and to review the work already done and finalize the writing of the manuscript.

The intended output includes IUPAC-NIST Solubility Data Series. Alkali Metal Nitrates. Part 2. Sodium Nitrate to be submitted for publication in JPCRD

July 2017 update – Published Online: March 2017
Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data 46, 013103 (2017); doi:

Page last update 19 July 2017