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Borax

Table sugar is also known as saccharose or sucrose and it is a disaccharide. It can be obtained for instance from: sugar beets, sugar cane or sugar palm, through the means of refining. Crystallization is the most important step in this proces; it takes away water and polutions.[1]

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Chemical & Physical Information

Trivial nameTable sugar
Chemical nameSucrose
Other namesSaccharose (EN), kristalsuiker (NL,BE)
Type of chemicalMolecule
Chemical formulaC12H22O11
CAS number57-50-1
Density1.587 g·cm-3
Molar mass342.30 g·mol-1
Melting point186 °C (decomposition)
Boiling point-
SolubleIn water
Solubility (water, 20 °C)2040 g·L-1 Table sugar solubility graph.
Crystal systemMonoclinic
AppearanceWhite crystalline solid
ColourWhite
Safety summarySafe
Safety dataMSDS
StorageDry
ExtraImportant food additive
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Photos

Table Sugar

(3 cm)

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Sources

[1] Wikipedia

[2] Specimen from my personal collection, photo taken by me.

[3] Mullin J.W. - Crystallization, 2001