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lye,

name commonly used for a strongly alkaline solution. It originally meant a solution of potassium carbonatepotassium carbonate,
chemical compound, K2CO3, white, crystalline, deliquescent substance that forms a strongly alkaline water solution. It is available commercially as a white, granular powder commonly called potash, or pearl ash.
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 (potash) prepared by leaching wood ashes with water, but now the name also means a solution of 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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 or potassium hydroxidepotassium hydroxide,
chemical compound with formula KOH. Pure potassium hydroxide forms white, deliquescent crystals. For commercial and laboratory use it is usually in the form of white pellets.
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. Lye is also used to refer to the undissolved solute. Common household lye is usually sodium hydroxide. Lye should be used with caution as it is caustic and poisonous.
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(inorganic chemistry)
A solution of potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide used as a strong alkaline solution in industry.
The alkaline solution that is obtained from the leaching of wood ashes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lye

1. any solution obtained by leaching, such as the caustic solution obtained by leaching wood ash
2. a concentrated solution of sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide
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