Sodium Bisulphite is used to prevent oxidation in wines to preserve its flavor and also to prevent browning of canned fruits. It can be formulated by bubbling sulfur dioxide in sodium carbonate solution with water. This chemical compound is known to have molecular formula NaHSO3 with a molar mass of 104.061 g/mol. With the E number E222, it finds its application as food additive and also utilized to remove excess chlorine from water. Sodium Bisulphite is known as commonly used reducing agent in chemical industry which reacts with dissolved oxygen.
Appears as white colored solid
Has sulfurous odor
Has melting point of 150 degrees Celsius