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sodium carbonate Line breaks: so¦dium car¦bon|ate
Pronunciation: /səʊdiəmˈkɑːbənət/

Definition of sodium carbonate in English:


[mass noun]
A white alkaline compound with many commercial applications including the manufacture of soap and glass. Also called washing soda.
  • Chemical formula: Na2CO3
Example sentences
  • Holmes returned to his bench and quickly replaced the hydrochloric acid, sulphuric acid, and sodium carbonate to their proper storage locations.
  • Heating and agitation, after the introduction of sodium carbonate, precipitated calcium carbonate, and waste material settled.
  • At temperatures above 300°F, sodium bicarbonate decomposes into sodium carbonate (a more stable substance), water, and carbon dioxide.
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