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sodium sulfate

noun, Chemistry
a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, Na 2 SO 4 , used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes, soaps, detergents, glass, and ceramic glazes.
Origin of sodium sulfate
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for sodium sulfate
  • We are using sodium sulfate in a distilled water solution as the electrolyte in a electrolysis procedure.
  • sodium sulfate and cesium sulfate both decrease in solubility with increasing temperature.
  • Solubility characteristics of sodium sulfate offer the potential to recover purified sulfate for commercial markets.
sodium sulfate in Medicine

sodium sulfate n.
A white crystalline compound used as a mild natural laxative and in larger doses as a hydragogue cathartic.

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