How to Make Sodium Acetate
You may already know that sodium acetate is the key ingredient in 'hot ice' and that you can do a lot of cool things with hot ice. But if you can't put your hands on this substance from a pharmacy or chemist, and you have some extra time on your hands, you can make your own.
Firstly one should ask 'What is this compound?' to better understand the home manufacture process. Sodium acetate (C2H3NaO2) is the salt of acetic acid, which is left over after a reaction between the acid and a base. Simply put, it's what's left over after you combine, for example, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate... base) and vinegar (acetic acid... acid). So in order to make sodium acetate at home you require the key ingredients baking soda and white vinegar.
In theory, the process by which this product is made involves the gradual combination of the baking soda and the vinegar. At this point, a great deal of the mixture constitutes water. It is now necessary to boil the mixture over an extended period of time to remove this water. After this boiling period, the mixture should be filtered, especially because the sodium acetate required to make hot ice needs to be as pure and free of environmental contaminants as possible. Once this is done it can be used as-is for hot ice production.
For an actual recipe for sodium acetate you can use a search engine. Simply search 'how to make sodium acetate'. There is a great recipe on a website called .