sodium carbonate
noun Date: 1868 a sodium salt of carbonic acid used especially in making soaps and chemicals, in water softening, in cleaning and bleaching, and in photography: as a. a hygroscopic crystalline anhydrous strongly alkaline salt Na2CO3 b. the transparent crystalline hydrate Na2CO3•10H2O found in nature as natron

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  • sodium carbonate — n. 1. the anhydrous sodium salt of carbonic acid, Na2CO3 2. any of the hydrated carbonates of sodium; esp., SAL SODA …   English World dictionary

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  • sodium carbonate — noun a sodium salt of carbonic acid; used in making soap powders and glass and paper • Syn: ↑washing soda, ↑sal soda, ↑soda ash, ↑soda • Hypernyms: ↑salt * * * sodium carbonate [sodium carbonate …   Useful english dictionary

  • sodium carbonate — natrio karbonatas statusas T sritis chemija formulė Na₂CO₃ atitikmenys: angl. calcined soda; soda ash; sodium carbonate rus. кальцинированная сода; натрий углекислый; натрия карбонат ryšiai: sinonimas – dinatrio trioksokarbonatas sinonimas –… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sodium carbonate — Chem. 1. Also called soda ash. an anhydrous, grayish white, odorless, water soluble powder, Na2CO3, usually obtained by the Solvay process and containing about 1 percent of impurities consisting of sulfates, chlorides, and bicarbonates of sodium …   Universalium

  • sodium carbonate — noun A salt, NaCO formally derived from sodium hydroxide and carbonic acid; it is a white powder, soluble in water, with domestic, commercial and industrial uses; it occurs naturally as natrite Syn: soda …   Wiktionary

  • sodium carbonate — so′dium car′bonate n. 1) chem. Also called soda ash an anhydrous, grayish white, odorless, water soluble powder, Na 2 CO 3 , used in the manufacture of glass, ceramics, soaps, paper, petroleum products, sodium salts, as a cleanser, for bleaching …   From formal English to slang

  • sodium carbonate — /soʊdiəm ˈkabənət/ (say sohdeeuhm kahbuhnuht) noun a compound of sodium, Na2CO3, occurring in an anhydrous form as a white powder, called soda ash, and as a hydrate, Na2CO3.10H2O, known as washing soda …   Australian English dictionary

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