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A white deliquescent solid, NaOH, that is a strong base used in the manufacture of chemicals and soaps and in petroleum refining. Also called caustic soda, lye.
(Elements & Compounds) a white deliquescent strongly alkaline solid used in the manufacture of rayon, paper, aluminium, soap, and sodium compounds. Formula: NaOH. Also called: caustic soda See also lye
a white, deliquescent solid, NaOH, used chiefly in the manufacture of other chemicals, rayon, film, soap, as a laboratory reagent, and in medicine as a caustic. Also called caustic soda, soda.
A strongly alkaline compound, NaOH, used in making chemicals and soaps, in refining petroleum, and as a cleansing agent. In solution, it forms lye.