CHARACTERISTICS

  • Its other name is water glass
  • It is prepared in many forms and is available in white crystals and as a thick solution.

VISCOSITY;

  • 0.4 to 600000 poise

EFFECTS:

  • It does not catch fire and is nonpoisonous.

COMPOSITION

  • It is prepared by heating sand and soda ash together

GRADES

  • Liquid Form 40 O Be , Crystal form 47O,52 O Be

USES

  • It is used in making silica gels, soap and detergents, adhesives, water treatments, textile and paper bleaching, glass foam, and pigments.

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