CHARACTERISTICS

  • It is a commonly used chemical compound and its other names include
  • Caustic soda, white soda, white caustic

DENSITY

  • 2.15

MELTING POINT

318 OC

BOILING POINT

1390 OC

SOLUBILITY

  • It is soluble in water, glycerol and alcohol
  • Changes to carbonate by absorbing moisture and carbon dioxide in air

EFFECTS

  • It is irritating and highly poisonous in nature
  • Harmful for skin, eyes and salivary membranes
  • Use it by wearing protective glasses and gloves

COMPOSITION

  • It is prepared from the sodium chloride

GRADES

  • Powder, flakes, precipitates,  liquid and crystal grades are available

USES

  • It is used in chemical manufacturing, petroleum refining as a neutralizing agent, pulp and paper making, aluminum casting,
  • Detergents, rubber re cleaning, fruit and food industry , textile processing, soap making, peeling off the fruits and vegetables.
  • The compound is also used in making cosmetic products like; all kinds of shampoos, Creams and snows.
  • Also used in making floor polishes, lubricants formulations.

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