Caustic Soda is a white solid substance with the chemical formula NaOH. It is highly soluble in water, with a lower solubility in polar solvents like methanol and ethanol. Caustic Soda is used in the manufacture of paper, textiles, detergents, soaps, etc.
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Sodium Hydroxide, also known as Caustic Soda and lye, is an inorganic compound with unique properties suitable for different applications. It is an alkali (a type of base that can neutralize acids) and can cause chemical burns. So, operators should use personal protective equipment when using this substance. Plus, it can absorb moisture and carbon dioxide from the air.
ArChem Caustic Soda can be manufactured in three different forms including: Caustic Soda pearls, Caustic Soda flakes and Caustic Soda lye liquid. The most common form of this product is caustic soda flakes.
Caustic Soda pearls or granulated Caustic Soda is composed of white grains, suitable for filtration applications. This type of Caustic Soda is produced by a caustic soda solution filtration through mesh grids. The size of particles in this group is about 0.6-0.8 mm. Caustic soda pearl can resist temperatures up to 80 °C.
This grade of Caustic Soda is produced with 99.9% of purity. It is produced by Evaporation of caustic soda solution. The size of particles is about 0.8-1.2 mm. It is used mostly in Manufacturing Soap, Detergents, Paper and pulp.
Caustic Soda liquid (also known as Caustic soda 50% and Lye solution) is a colorless liquid which is produced via electrolysis of Sodium Chloride solution. The desired concentration of caustic soda in the solution is 50%. however, depending on your applications, it can be thinner by adding water.
It has various applications in different industries such as water pH regulation, refining of cooking oils, bleach manufacturing, and fruit cultivation.
ArChem Caustic Soda is classified as a corrosive chemical. Other names of this product are Sodium Hydroxide, NaOH, solid NaOH, Soda lye, and White caustic. Chemical and physical properties of ArChem Sodium hydroxide are:
|IUPAC name||Sodium Hydroxide|
|Molecular weight||39.997 g/mol|
|Boiling Point||1388 °C|
|Melting Point||323 °C|
|Flammability||Not combustible (but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and toxic fumes)|
Caustic Soda’s effectiveness makes it an essential chemical for many processes. Some uses of ArChem Sodium Hydroxide include:
Caustic Soda is produced by passing an electrical current through brine (common salt dissolved in water). This is called electrolysis. elemental chlorine (Cl2), Caustic Soda (sodium hydroxide or NaOH) and hydrogen (H2) are products of this process.
This product is corrosive. Storage conditions of ArChem Caustic Soda are listed below:
Caustic Soda is highly alkaline and hydrophilic. It is extremely corrosive to skin tissue. So, unprotected physical contact with the substance should be avoided.
The severity of the symptoms will vary dependent on the concentration and the length of exposure. Some of necessary first-aid measures are described as below:
Always be careful when using caustic soda. Operators should wash hands before breaks and after work. they should use personal protective equipment and wear chemical impermeable gloves, when handling caustic soda to avoid contact with the body, skin, and eyes.
Caustic Soda is mostly used in the production of soap and detergents. Additionally, it has different applications in water treatment, food and chemical industry.
Caustic Soda is also known as sodium hydroxide, NaOH, or lye.
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Caustic Soda does not produce toxicity, but is very corrosive and can cause severe burns. It is a potentially dangerous substance.
The CAS number of Caustic Soda is 1310-73-2.
The HS code of Caustic soda is 2815 11 00.