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Na2CO3

About

Sodium carbonate is an inorganic chemical having the formula Na2CO3 with several hydrates. It is sometimes referred to as washing soda, soda ash, and soda crystals. It is a white, odorless, soluble in water salt that produces alkaline water solutions. It is made from limestone and sodium chloride using the Solvay and Chlor-alkali processes, and it is taken from soil ashes that are high in sodium. Typical uses include glass, soap, paper, water softening, soap powders, and household cleaning.

Synonyms

Sodium carbonate,Soda ash, washing soda, soda crystals, sodium trioxocarbonate

Property

Specifications

Structure

IUPAC Name

Sodium carbonate

Appearance

White solid

Molar Mass

"105.9888 g/mol

Density

"2.54 g/cm3 (25 °C)

Melting Point

851 °C (1,564 °F; 1,124 K)

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Solubility in Water

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Uses & Applications

Production of glass: The main ingredient used in the production of tableware glass is soda glass, which is a slightly water-soluble blend of calcium carbonate, sodium carbonate, and silica sand that melts at about 570°C.                                                                                                                                        

Water Softener: Sodium carbonate is used to soften hard water by precipitating insoluble solids in place of calcium and magnesium ions.                            

Cooking and Dietary supplements: Sodium carbonate, which is used in cooking to enhance browning and gluten development, is a weaker base than lye but stronger than baking soda. Moon cakes, kansui, and other dishes employ it. It serves as an acidity regulator in the food sector and in sherbet powder.                                                        

Other Applications: Strong bases like sodium carbonate are employed in aquarium water, swimming pools, and chemical reactions. It is safe to handle and reasonably priced since it maintains pH in froth flotation, guarantees appropriate dye bonding, and controls pH.

Market Driving Factors

Grades Available

Origin

Packaging

25 kg / 50 kg / HDPE packaging bags / Drum

Stability/Shelf Life

2 Years

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FAQ

How come soda ash is used in water?

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As a pH adjuster and softener, soda ash, a form of sodium carbonate, is frequently used in water treatment processes to raise the pH of acidic water.

Does cleaning involve the use of soda ash?

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When it comes to cleaning surfaces, soda ash works much better than other detergents at eliminating grease and dirt, even outperforming strong detergents.

Is baking soda the same as soda ash?

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Sodium bicarbonate, sometimes referred to as baking soda, is a mixture of sodium, acid, and hydrogen, whereas sodium carbonate, also known as soda ash or washing soda, is a molecule made up of sodium and acid.

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