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soluble glass

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1870-1875
1870-75
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soluble glass

noun
1.
another name for sodium silicate (sense 1)
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soluble glass in Medicine

soluble glass n.
A silicate of potassium or sodium, soluble in hot water but solid at ordinary temperatures, used for fixed dressings. Also called water glass.

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Encyclopedia Article for soluble glass

sodium silicate

crystal-like lumps that range from colourless to white or grayish white and resemble glass but can be dissolved in water to form a syrupy liquid. Some forms are slightly soluble, and some are almost insoluble; they are best dissolved by heating with water under pressure. A little water dissolves water glass more readily than much water does. The solutions are strongly alkaline. The chemical formulas Na2SiO3, Na6Si2O7, and Na2Si3O7 describe the composition of various forms of water glass.

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