sodium borate

noun Chemistry.

Origin:
1895–1900

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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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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.
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