caustic soda


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caustic soda:

see sodium hydroxidesodium hydroxide,
chemical compound, NaOH, a white crystalline substance that readily absorbs carbon dioxide and moisture from the air. It is very soluble in water, alcohol, and glycerin. It is a caustic and a strong base (see acids and bases).
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caustic soda

[′kȯ·stik ′sōd·ə]
(inorganic chemistry)
(materials)
Sodium hydroxide that contains 76-78% sodium oxide; the most important of the commercial caustic materials, used in chemical manufacture, petroleum refining, and pulp and paper manufacture.
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