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Sodium Carbonate

Sodium Carbonate

Sodium Carbonate, also known as soda ash or washing soda, is a white crystalline powder or granules. It finds extensive use in the glass industry as a raw material for glass production. Sodium Carbonate is also employed as a pH regulator and water softener in water treatment processes. In the detergent and soap industry, it serves as an ingredient for its cleaning properties. Additionally, it is utilized as a pH adjuster in chemical manufacturing and as a bleaching agent and pH stabilizer in the paper and pulp industry.

Chemical Formula:

Na₂CO₃

CAS Number:

497-19-8

Synonyms:

Soda ash, Washing soda

Characteristics

Molar Weight

105.99 g/mol

Melting Point

851 °C (1,564 °F)

Boiling Point

851 °C (1,564 °F)

Solubility

Soluble in water

Density

2.54 g/cm³

Forms

White crystalline powder or granules

Odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Raw material in glass production
  • pH regulator and water softener in water treatment
  • Ingredient in detergent and soap formulations
  • pH adjustment in various chemical processes
  • Bleaching agent and pH stabilizer in the paper and pulp industry

Industries

  • Glass manufacturing
  • Detergent and soap production
  • Water treatment
  • Paper and pulp industry
  • Chemical manufacturing

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