Physical properties: White crystalline powder,with slight
hygroscopicity,having slight formic acid odour.It’s soluble in
water,lightly soluble in ethanol,don’t soluble in ether.the solution is
1)Sodium formate is used in the manufacture of sodium hydrosulfite, a common reductive bleaching chemical. .
2)Sodium formate is used to improve the brightness and color in dyeing/printing fabrics and paper.