"Sodium Carbonate is a white powder."

Sodium Carbonate

Sodium Carbonate is most well known as a water softener, but is used in applications ranging from taxidermy to baking. With so many uses Sodium Carbonate has made its way into our daily lives. 


Product Definition

Sodium Carbonate (Na2CO3) is a sodium salt of carbonic acid. It most commonly occurs as a crystalline heptahydrate, which readily effloresces to form a white powder, the monohydrate. Sodium Carbonate is domestically well known for its everyday use as a water softener. It can be extracted from the ashes of many plants. It is synthetically produced in large quantities from salt (sodium chloride) and limestone by a method known as the Solvay process.


Uses

  • Glass Manufacturing
  • Silica manufacturing
  • Film Developing
  • Chlorine Additive
  • Baking
  • Taxidermy
  • Electrolyte
  • Water Softener
  • Descaling Agent
  • Dyeing
  • Sodium Carbonate Test
  • Acidity Regulator
  • Anti-Caking Agent
  • Raising Agent
  • Stabilizer
  • Sherbert Powder Production
  • Cantonese Moon Cakes
  • Wetting Agent in Brick Industry
  • Bonding Agent in Casting Process
  • Foaming Agent in Toothpaste

MSDS

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