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sodium borate

noun, Chemistry
borax1 .
Origin of sodium borate
1895-1900 Unabridged
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  • sodium borate, also called borax, is a salt of the element boron.
  • If sodium borate pentahydrate is the desired product, the sodium borate decahydrate can be sent to further recrystallization.
  • For sodium borate, the warmer the water, the higher the solubility of sodium borate.
sodium borate in Medicine

sodium borate n.
A crystalline compound that is the sodium salt of boric acid and is used as an alkalizing agent and as a mild astringent in lotions, gargles, and mouthwashes.

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