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sodium hydroxide n.
A strongly alkaline compound used externally. Also called caustic soda.
|sodium hydroxide |
A white, corrosive, solid compound that absorbs water and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and forms lye when in solution. Sodium hydroxide is toxic and strongly alkaline and is used to make chemicals and soaps and to refine petroleum. Chemical formula: NaOH.