sodium carbonate

(redirected from Crystal carbonate)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

sodium carbonate

n.
A white powdery compound, Na2CO3, used in the manufacture of baking soda, sodium nitrate, glass, ceramics, detergents, and soap.

sodium carbonate

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless or white odourless soluble crystalline compound existing in several hydrated forms and used in the manufacture of glass, ceramics, soap, and paper and as an industrial and domestic cleansing agent. It is made by the Solvay process and commonly obtained as the decahydrate (washing soda or sal soda) or a white anhydrous powder (soda ash). Formula: Na2CO3. See also washing soda, sal soda, soda ash

so′dium car′bonate



n.
1. Also called soda ash. an anhydrous, grayish white, odorless, water-soluble powder, Na2CO3, used in the manufacture of glass, ceramics, soaps, paper, petroleum products, sodium salts, as a cleanser, for bleaching, and in water treatment.
2. Also called sal soda, soda, washing soda. a hydrated form of this salt, Na2CO3∙10H2O, used similarly.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sodium carbonate - a sodium salt of carbonic acidsodium carbonate - a sodium salt of carbonic acid; used in making soap powders and glass and paper
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
Translations
natriumkarbonat