Sodium carbonate

Sodium carbonate, also known as soda ash. It has two forms, heavy and light.

Sodium carbonate is divided into two categories, light and heavy, both of which have different uses. These two compounds do not differ chemically in their molecular structure and in this sense they are completely identical. The only difference between them is the density and size of their crystals and actually their physical properties. The light type of this product is a fine white powder that does not have a specific smell and its density is half of its heavy form and is about 0.77 grams per liter. Light sodium carbonate also contains less than 0.5% sodium chloride. Most applications of heavy sodium carbonate are as a solid material, especially in the manufacture of glass and ceramic tiles. The use of light sodium carbonate is traditionally required as a solution chemical. In general, about 50% of the total production of sodium carbonate is used in the manufacture of glass and related to its heavy type, 18% in the manufacture of other chemicals, 10% in soaps and detergents, and the rest is used in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

 

Application of light sodium carbonate:

  • -The use of edible sodium carbonate in the food industry
  • -water refinery
  • -Use in pool water
  • -Manufacture of other chemicals
  • -Preparation of detergents
  • -Removing water hardness
  • -Acidity regulator
  • -electrolyse
  • -paper production
  • -Acid and base titration
  • -Removing oil and alcohol stains
  • -anti-fouling
  • -brick making
  • -Application of heavy sodium carbonate

 

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