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caustic soda

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Definition of caustic soda in English:


Another term for sodium hydroxide.
Example sentences
  • Sodium hydroxide, NaOH, also known as lye and caustic soda, is one of the most important of all industrial chemicals.
  • One of the washing processes involves using sulphuric acid and caustic soda which can destroy car engines.
  • Scottish Water admitted allowing a discharge of sodium hydroxide - or caustic soda - from their water treatment works at Bonnycraig near Peebles into a local stream in June last year.

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