Sodium hydroxide, also referred to as Iye or caustic soda is an inorganic compound. It is highly soluble in water and absorbs moisture and carbon dioxide from the air. The compound is highly corrosive and may cause severe chemical burns. Safety equipment may not be neglected!
Sodium hydroxide is a white and odourless solid that absorbs moisture from the air. When the substance is dissolved in water or neutralized with an acid, it releases a tremendous amount of heat which may be sufficient to ignite combustible materials. Sodium hydroxide is very corrosive and should be taken care of with the highest degree of caution. Safety equipment is a must and should not be neglected!
Sodium hydroxide is commonly used to manufacture soaps, rayon, paper, dyestuffs, and petroleum products. It is also used in processing cotton fabric, laundering and bleaching, metal cleaning and processing, oxide coating, electroplating, and electrolytic extracting. Due to the danger of the substance, we ask our costumers to fill in their intended use for the product.
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