Definition of Sodium hydroxide

1. Noun. A strongly alkaline caustic used in manufacturing soap and paper and aluminum and various sodium compounds.

Exact synonyms: Caustic Soda
Generic synonyms: Hydrated Oxide, Hydroxide, Lye



Definition of Sodium hydroxide

1. Noun. (chemistry) A strong, caustic alkali, NaOH, used in the manufacture of soap, detergents, paper, textiles and having many other industrial applications. ¹

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Medical Definition of Sodium hydroxide

1. A highly caustic substance that is used to neutralise acids and make sodium salts. Pharmacological action: caustics, pharmaceutic aid. Chemical name: Sodium hydroxide (Na(OH)) (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sodium Hydroxide

sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate
sodium ferulate
sodium fluoride
sodium fluosilicate
sodium folate
sodium formate
sodium fusidate
sodium glutamate
sodium glycerophosphate
sodium group
sodium hexafluorosilicate
sodium hydride
sodium hydrogen arsenate
sodium hydrogen sulfite
sodium hydroxide (current term)
sodium hypochlorite
sodium hypophosphite
sodium hyposulfite
sodium ichthyolsulfonate
sodium indigotin disulfonate
sodium iodide
sodium iodide iodine-131
sodium isotopes
sodium lactate
sodium lamp
sodium lamps
sodium lauryl sulfate
sodium lauryl sulphate
sodium levothyroxine

Literary usage of Sodium hydroxide

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1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"Purple-red aqueous solution gives bluish- black precipitate with hydrochloric acid and carmine-red precipitate with sodium hydroxide. ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1915)
"The results are shown in Table I. To determine the corrected sodium hydroxide concentration from the observed hydrogen potential on the j hydrogen scale ..."

3. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Gustav Mann, Walther Löb, Henry William Frederic Lorenz, Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker, Thomas Jeffery Parker, Harry Clary Jones, Sunao Tawara, Leverett White Brownell, Max Julius Louis Le Blanc, Willis Rodney Whitney, John Wesley Brown, Wi (1907)
"Nitric acid and sodium hydroxide 1:3700 cals. Hydriodic acid and sodium hydroxide . ... Chloric acid and sodium hydroxide 13760 cals. Bromic acid and sodium ..."

4. Principles of Inorganic Chemistry by Harry Clary Jones (1906)
"It is a light-yellow powder, and dissolves readily in water, forming sodium hydroxide and hydrogen dioxide. The reaction would be represented thus : — 2 Na0 ..."

5. Principles of Inorganic Chemistry by Harry Clary Jones (1903)
"sodium hydroxide, NaOH. —We have just seen that one method of preparing sodium hydroxide is to treat the oxide with water. Another method, and perhaps the ..."

6. Principles of Inorganic Chemistry by Harry Clary Jones (1903)
"We have just seen that one method of preparing sodium hydroxide is to treat the oxide with water. Another method, and perhaps the best for preparing a ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"sodium hydroxide is formed when metallic sodium is thrown upon water, ... sodium hydroxide is intensely alkaline, and large quantities of it are used in the ..."

8. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1833)
"In these cases a tali is produced ; thus, by the addition of sodium hydroxide to sulphuric acid the salt sodium sulphate is obtained — 2NaOH Sodium ..."

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