Sodium silicate is an inorganic sodium salt which has silicate as the counterion. It is also called Sodium metasilicate or Waterglass. The chemical formula of Sodium silicate is (Na2O)x·SiO2. Sodium metasilicate is a flaked solid or powdered substance.
silicic acid (H2O3Si), disodium salt, pentahydrate. silicic acid (H2O5Si2), disodium salt. silicic acid (H2O7Si3), disodium salt. silicic acid (H2O9Si4), disodium salt. silicic acid (H4O4Si), tetrasodium salt. silicic acid (H7O7Si2), hexasodium salt. sodium silicate.
Solubility in Water
The main applications of sodium silicates are in detergents, paper, water treatment, and construction materials.
The global sodium silicate market size was valued at USD 6.25 billion in 2021. The market is projected to grow from USD 6.40 billion in 2022 to USD 8.19 billion by 2029, exhibiting a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period.