Definition of sodium carbonate in English:

sodium carbonate

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

[mass noun]
  • A white alkaline compound with many commercial applications including the manufacture of soap and glass. Also called washing soda.
    • Chemical formula: Na2CO3
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    • 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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