Better known as soda (NaOH), it is a caustic hydroxide with multiple uses both domestically and in industry as well as in the manufacture of paper, soaps, fabrics, etc. It is an organic base that can be used in a variety of applications. It is obtained from common salt and is a solid, white substance that, when in contact with water, releases a large amount of heat capable of emulsifying water with oil in the process of making soap bars. We use this compound to make the formula pH regulated .« Back to Glossary Index
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