sal soda


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sal soda:

see sodium carbonatesodium carbonate,
chemical compound, Na2CO3, soluble in water and very slightly soluble in alcohol. Pure sodium carbonate is a white, odorless powder that absorbs moisture from the air, has an alkaline taste, and forms a strongly alkaline water solution.
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sal soda

[′sal ‚sō·də]
(inorganic chemistry)
Na2CO3·10H2O White, water-soluble crystals, insoluble in alcohol; melts and loses water at about 33°C; mild irritant to mucous membrane; used in cleansers and for washing textiles and bleaching linen and cotton. Also known as sodium carbonate decahydrate; washing soda.