Definition of sodium hydroxide in English:

sodium hydroxide

Line breaks: so¦dium hy¦drox|ide

noun

[mass noun]
  • A strongly alkaline white deliquescent compound used in many industrial processes, e.g. the manufacture of soap and paper. Also called caustic soda.
    • Chemical formula: NaOH
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    • Primary alkaline batteries use sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide as the electrolyte.
    • Platinum also dissolves in hot alkalis such as hot sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide.
    • By melting silica mixed with sodium hydroxide or calcium oxide one is able to interrupt the long chains of silicon-oxygen bonds to form more easily melted glasses.

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