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Sodium Acetate (3 M, pH 5.2) Preparation and Recipe

Sodium Acetate (3 M) is commonly used during DNA and RNA extraction. Sodium acetate, which is a salt, helps precipitate nucleic acids.

To prepare  L of Sodium Acetate (3 M, pH 5.2):
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Table 1. Required components
ComponentAmountConcentration
Sodium Acetate (mw: 82.03 g/mol)246.1 g3 M
  1. Prepare 800 mL of distilled water in a suitable container.
  2. Add 246.1 g of Sodium Acetate to the solution.
  3. Adjust the pH to 5.2 with glacial acetic acid. Allow the solution to cool overnight. Adjust the pH once more to 5.2 with glacial acetic acid.
  4. Add distilled water until the volume is 1 L.
  5. Filter-sterilize the solution.

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