sal soda


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sal soda

n.
A hydrated sodium carbonate used as a general cleanser.

sal soda

n
(Elements & Compounds) the crystalline decahydrate of sodium carbonate

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]
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Noun1.sal soda - a sodium salt of carbonic acidsal soda - 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)
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Pour 12 quarts soft boiling water on 2-1/2 pounds of unslacked lime; dissolve five pounds sal soda [sodium carbonate] in 12 quarts soft hot water; then mix and let them remain from 12 to 24 hours.