borax pentahydrate

noun Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, Na 2 B 4 O 7 ⋅5H 2 O, used chiefly for killing weeds, as a water softener, and as a disinfectant and deodorizing agent.
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Ceramic wall and floor tiles use boric oxide derived from borax pentahydrate, boric acid, and mineral borates.
One of the crystallizers produces borax pentahydrate, and the other produces borax decahydrate.
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