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  • soda (chemical compound)

    soda-lime glass: …dioxide), 15 percent soda (sodium oxide), and 9 percent lime (calcium oxide), with much smaller amounts of various other compounds. The soda serves as a flux to lower the temperature at which the silica melts, and the lime acts as a stabilizer for the silica. Soda-lime glass is inexpensive,…

  • soda ash (chemical compound)

    fat and oil processing: Alkali refining: …hydroxide) or soda ash (sodium carbonate). The refining may be done in a tank (in which case it is called batch or tank refining) or in a continuous system. In batch refining, the aqueous emulsion of soaps formed from free fatty acids, along with other impurities (soapstock), settles to…

  • Soda Dry Lake (lake, California, United States)

    Soda Lake, dry lake in San Bernardino county, southern California, U.S. Situated in the Mojave Desert, Soda Lake is part of what remains of the ancient Ice Age Lake Mojave. It is situated at the terminus of the Mojave River and has no outlet to the sea. The water in Soda Lake quickly dries, leaving

  • Soda Lake (lake, California, United States)

    Soda Lake, dry lake in San Bernardino county, southern California, U.S. Situated in the Mojave Desert, Soda Lake is part of what remains of the ancient Ice Age Lake Mojave. It is situated at the terminus of the Mojave River and has no outlet to the sea. The water in Soda Lake quickly dries, leaving

  • soda lime (chemistry)

    Soda lime, white or grayish white granular mixture of calcium hydroxide with sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide. Soda lime absorbs carbon dioxide and water vapour and deteriorates rapidly unless kept in airtight containers. Medically, soda lime is used to absorb carbon dioxide in basal

  • soda niter (chemical compound)

    Chile saltpetre, sodium nitrate, a deliquescent crystalline sodium salt that is found chiefly in northern Chile (see

  • soda nitre (chemical compound)

    Chile saltpetre, sodium nitrate, a deliquescent crystalline sodium salt that is found chiefly in northern Chile (see

  • soda pop

    soft drink: History of soft drinks: Carbonated beverages and waters were developed from European attempts in the 17th century to imitate the popular and naturally effervescent waters of famous springs, with primary interest in their reputed therapeutic values. The effervescent feature of the waters was recognized early as most important. Flemish…

  • soda process (pulp)

    papermaking: Improvements in materials and processes: Chemical wood pulps such as soda and sulfite pulp (described below) are used when high brightness, strength, and permanence are required. Groundwood pulp was first made in Germany in 1840, but the process did not come into extensive use until about 1870. Soda pulp was first manufactured from wood in…

  • soda spar (mineral)

    Albite, common feldspar mineral, a sodium aluminosilicate (NaAlSi3O8) that occurs most widely in pegmatites and felsic igneous rocks such as granites. It may also be found in low-grade metamorphic rocks and as authigenic albite in certain sedimentary varieties. Albite usually forms brittle, glassy

  • soda tremolite (mineral)

    Richterite, amphibole mineral, a sodium silicate of calcium and magnesium or manganese. It occurs in thermally metamorphosed limestones and skarns or as a hydrothermal product in alkaline igneous rocks. Richterite is related to tremolite by the substitution of sodium for calcium in richterite’s

  • soda, bicarbonate of (chemical compound)

    alkali: …of which gives the desired sodium bicarbonate as well as ammonium chloride. The sodium bicarbonate is then heated to decompose it to the desired sodium carbonate. The ammonia involved in the process is almost completely recovered by treating the ammonium chloride with lime to yield ammonia and calcium chloride. The…

  • soda, nitrate of (chemical compound)

    Chile saltpetre, sodium nitrate, a deliquescent crystalline sodium salt that is found chiefly in northern Chile (see

  • soda-lime glass

    Soda-lime glass, most common form of glass produced. It is composed of about 70 percent silica (silicon dioxide), 15 percent soda (sodium oxide), and 9 percent lime (calcium oxide), with much smaller amounts of various other compounds. The soda serves as a flux to lower the temperature at which

  • Sodalitas Danubiana

    Conradus Celtis: …centre for humanistic studies, the Sodalitas Danubiana.

  • sodalite (mineral)

    Sodalite, feldspathoid mineral, a chloride-containing sodium aluminosilicate that occurs with leucite and nepheline in such igneous rocks as nepheline syenite, trachyte, and phonolite. For chemical formula and detailed physical properties, see feldspathoid (table). The sodalite group also contains

  • Sodalitium Pianum (Roman Catholicism)

    Modernism: This group, known as Integralists (or Sodalitium Pianum, “Solidarity of Pius”), frequently employed overzealous and clandestine methods and hindered rather than helped the combating of Modernism. On June 29, 1908, Pius X publicly admitted that Modernism was a dead issue, but at the urging of Benigni on Sept. 1,…

  • Sodar (Sikh sacred hymns)

    Sikhism: The Adi Granth and the Dasam Granth: The nine hymns of the Sodar (“Gate”) collection are sung by devout Sikhs at sundown each day. Finally, there is the Kirtan Sohila, a group of five hymns sung immediately before retiring for the night. Hymns that are recorded in this liturgical section also appear elsewhere in the Adi Granth.

  • ?o?āsa (?aka ruler)

    India: Central Asian rulers: …of note were Rajuvala and Shodasa. Ultimately the Shakas settled in western India and Malava and came into conflict with the kingdoms of the northern Deccan and the Ganges valley—particularly during the reigns of Nahapana, Cashtana, and Rudradaman—in the first two centuries ce. Rudradaman’s fame is recorded in a lengthy…

  • Soddy, Frederick (British chemist)

    Frederick Soddy, English chemist and recipient of the 1921 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for investigating radioactive substances and for elaborating the theory of isotopes. He is credited, along with others, with the discovery of the element protactinium in 1917. He was educated in Wales and at the

  • Sodeke (Nigerian leader)

    Abeokuta: …was founded about 1830 by Sodeke (Shodeke), a hunter and leader of the Egba refugees who fled from the disintegrating Oyo empire. The town was also settled by missionaries (in the 1840s) and by Sierra Leone Creoles, who later became prominent as missionaries and as businessmen. Abeokuta’s success as the…

  • Soden, Hermann, Freiherr von (German biblical scholar)

    Hermann von Soden, German biblical scholar who established a new theory of textual history of the New Testament. Educated at the University of Tübingen, he was ordained and was a minister in Dresden-Striesen in 1881 and from 1887 at the Jerusalem Church in Berlin. From 1889 Soden taught at the

  • S?derbaum, Kristina (Swedish actress)

    Kristina S?derbaum, Swedish-born German film actress (born Sept. 5, 1912, Stockholm, Swed.—died Feb. 12, 2001, Hitzacker, Ger.), portrayed the Aryan ideal heroine in a series of films in the 1930s and ’40s, particularly those directed by her husband, Veit Harlan, under the aegis of Nazi p

  • S?derberg, Hjalmar Erik Fredrik (Swedish author)

    Hjalmar Erik Fredrik S?derberg, Swedish novelist, critic, and short-story writer, noted for his elegant style and his ironic treatments of life’s disappointments and inherent limitations. S?derberg began his career as a civil servant but soon turned to writing, starting as a critic. His first

  • Soderbergh, Steven (American film director)

    Steven Soderbergh, American film director who worked in disparate genres, directing both idiosyncratic independent films and popular box-office successes. Soderbergh spent much of his adolescence in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where his father was a professor and administrator at Louisiana State

  • Soderbergh, Steven Andrew (American film director)

    Steven Soderbergh, American film director who worked in disparate genres, directing both idiosyncratic independent films and popular box-office successes. Soderbergh spent much of his adolescence in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where his father was a professor and administrator at Louisiana State

  • S?derblom, Nathan (Swedish archbishop)

    Nathan S?derblom, Swedish Lutheran archbishop and theologian who in 1930 received the Nobel Prize for Peace for his efforts to further international understanding through church unity. Ordained a minister in 1893, S?derblom served seven years as a chaplain to the Swedish legation in Paris before

  • S?dergran, Edith Irene (Swedish-Finnish poet)

    Edith S?dergran, Swedish-Finnish poet whose expressionistic work influenced a generation of Finnish and Swedish writers. Her family moved to Finnish Raivola when S?dergran was three months old. Educated at a German school in St. Petersburg, where the family maintained a winter home, she contracted

  • Soderini, Piero di Tommaso (Italian statesman)

    Piero di Tommaso Soderini, Florentine statesman during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Soderini was descended from an old Florentine family that had become famous in medicine. He became a prior in 1481 and later became a favourite of Piero di Lorenzo de’ Medici, who made him ambassador to

  • S?dermanland (county, Sweden)

    S?dermanland, l?n (county) of east-central Sweden. It lies along the Baltic Sea near Stockholm and is bounded by Lake M?lar and Lake Hj?lmar. Its area consists of most of the traditional landskap (province) of S?dermanland. It is a lowland region that has many small lakes and fertile soils. Grain

  • S?derstr?m, Anna Elisabeth (Swedish soprano)

    (Anna) Elisabeth S?derstr?m , Swedish soprano (born May 7, 1927, Stockholm, Swed.—died Nov. 20, 2009, Stockholm), was a member of the Swedish Royal Opera for more than three decades and performed regularly at London’s Covent Garden, New York City’s Metropolitan Opera, and other opera venues. She

  • S?derstr?m, Elisabeth (Swedish soprano)

    (Anna) Elisabeth S?derstr?m , Swedish soprano (born May 7, 1927, Stockholm, Swed.—died Nov. 20, 2009, Stockholm), was a member of the Swedish Royal Opera for more than three decades and performed regularly at London’s Covent Garden, New York City’s Metropolitan Opera, and other opera venues. She

  • S?dert?lje (Sweden)

    S?dert?lje, town, in the l?n (county) of Stockholm, east-central Sweden. It lies between a bay of Lake M?lar and the Baltic Sea, southwest of Stockholm. The town, formerly called simply T?lje, was founded in the 10th century and was damaged by fire in 1390, 1650, and 1719. In and around the town

  • S?dert?lje Canal (canal, Sweden)

    S?dermanland: …l?n gains importance from the S?dert?lje Canal in the east, which links Lake M?lar with the Baltic. Urban centres include Nyk?ping, the capital; Eskilstuna, known for its engineering industries; Katrineholm, a railway junction and industrial town; and the Baltic port of Oxel?sund, which is the export harbour for Bergslagen iron…

  • So?hī (Indian family)

    Sikhism: Guru Ram Das: …the Khatri caste and the Sodhi family, Ram Das appointed his son Arjan as his successor, and all subsequent Gurus were his direct descendants.

  • Sodia language

    Bodo language, a language of the Tibeto-Burman branch of Sino-Tibetan languages having several dialects. Bodo is spoken in the northeastern Indian states of Assam and Meghalaya and in Bangladesh. It is related to Dimasa, Tripura, and Lalunga languages, and it is written in Latin, Devanagari, and

  • sodic amphibole group (mineralogy)

    amphibole: Chemical composition: …amphibole group, and (4) the sodic amphibole group. The chemical formulas for selected amphiboles from each of the four compositional groups are given in the

  • sodic series (geology)

    igneous rock: Classification of volcanic and hypabyssal rocks: …series is subdivided into the sodic and potassic series.

  • sodic soil (FAO soil group)

    Solonetz, one of the 30 soil groups in the classification system of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Solonetz soils are defined by an accumulation of sodium salts and readily displaceable sodium ions bound to soil particles in a layer below the surface horizon (uppermost layer). This

  • sodic-calcic amphibole group (mineralogy)

    amphibole: Chemical composition: …calcic amphibole group, (3) the sodic-calcic amphibole group, and (4) the sodic amphibole group. The chemical formulas for selected amphiboles from each of the four compositional groups are given in the

  • sodium (chemical element)

    Sodium (Na), chemical element of the alkali metal group (Group 1 [Ia]) of the periodic table. Sodium is a very soft silvery-white metal. Sodium is the most common alkali metal and the sixth most abundant element on Earth, comprising 2.8 percent of Earth’s crust. It occurs abundantly in nature in

  • sodium acid oxalate (chemical compound)

    carboxylic acid: Polycarboxylic acids: …1:1 molar ratio), HOOCCOONa, called sodium acid oxalate or monosodium oxalate, is obtained. Because one COOH group is still present in the compound, it has the properties of both a salt and an acid. Full neutralization (treatment of oxalic acid with NaOH in a 1:2 acid-to-base molar ratio) yields NaOOCCOONa,…

  • sodium aluminosilicate (chemical compound)

    alkali feldspar: …be regarded as mixtures of sodium aluminosilicate (NaAlSi3O8) and potassium aluminosilicate (KAlSi3O8). Both the sodium and potassium aluminosilicates have several distinct forms, each form with a different structure. The form stable at high temperatures is sanidine (a sodium aluminosilicate), which has a random distribution of aluminum and silicon atoms in…

  • sodium aluminum fluoride (mineral)

    Cryolite, colourless to white halide mineral, sodium aluminum fluoride (Na3AlF6). It occurs in a large deposit at Ivigtut, Greenland, and in small amounts in Spain, Colorado, U.S., and elsewhere. It is used as a solvent for bauxite in the electrolytic production of aluminum and has various other

  • sodium arsenite (chemical compound)

    herbicide: History: Soon sodium arsenite became popular both as a spray and as a soil sterilant. On thousands of kilometres of railroad right-of-way, and in sugarcane and rubber plantations in the tropics, the hazardous material was used in tremendous quantities, often resulting in the poisoning of animals and…

  • sodium bentonite (chemical compound)

    bentonite: Sodium bentonites absorb large quantities of water, swelling to many times their original volume, and give rise to permanent suspensions of gellike masses. These have been used to seal dams; in bonding foundry sands, asbestos, and mineral wool; as drilling muds; in portland cements and…

  • sodium benzoate (chemical compound)

    carboxylic acid: Aromatic acids: The sodium salt, sodium benzoate, is used as a preservative in many foods.

  • sodium bicarbonate (chemical compound)

    alkali: …of which gives the desired sodium bicarbonate as well as ammonium chloride. The sodium bicarbonate is then heated to decompose it to the desired sodium carbonate. The ammonia involved in the process is almost completely recovered by treating the ammonium chloride with lime to yield ammonia and calcium chloride. The…

  • sodium bifluoride (chemical compound)

    chemical industry: Other uses: Sodium bifluoride is used as a laundry sour; it also removes iron stains without weakening the fabric.

  • sodium borate (chemical compound)

    Borax, sodium tetraborate decahydrate (Na2B4O7·10H2O). A soft and light, colourless crystalline substance, borax is used in many ways—as a component of glass and pottery glazes in the ceramics industry, as a solvent for metal-oxide slags in metallurgy, as a flux in welding and soldering, and as a

  • sodium borohydride (chemical compound)

    aldehyde: Oxidation-reduction reactions: …being lithium aluminum hydride (LiAlH4), sodium borohydride (NaBH4), or hydrogen (H2) in the presence of a transition catalyst such as nickel (Ni), palladium (Pd), platinum (Pt), or rhodium (Rh).

  • sodium carbonate (chemical compound)

    fat and oil processing: Alkali refining: …hydroxide) or soda ash (sodium carbonate). The refining may be done in a tank (in which case it is called batch or tank refining) or in a continuous system. In batch refining, the aqueous emulsion of soaps formed from free fatty acids, along with other impurities (soapstock), settles to…

  • sodium carbonate decahydrate (chemical compound)

    Washing soda, sodium carbonate decahydrate, efflorescent crystals used for washing, especially textiles. It is a compound of sodium

  • sodium channel (biology)

    nervous system: Sodium channels: Voltage-sensitive sodium channels have been characterized with respect to their subunit structure and their amino acid sequences. The principal protein component is a glycoprotein containing 1,820 amino acids. Four similar transmembrane domains, of about 300 amino acids each, surround a central aqueous pore…

  • sodium chloride (sodium chloride)

    Salt (NaCl), mineral substance of great importance to human and animal health, as well as to industry. The mineral form halite, or rock salt, is sometimes called common salt to distinguish it from a class of chemical compounds called salts. Properties of common salt are shown in the table. Salt is

  • sodium chloride structure (crystallography)

    mineral: Sulfides: …architecture of the sodium chloride structure. A common sulfide mineral that crystallizes in this manner is the ore mineral of lead, galena. Its highly symmetric form consists of cubes modified by octahedral faces at their corners. The structure of the common sulfide pyrite (FeS2) also is modeled after the sodium…

  • sodium deficiency (pathology)

    Sodium deficiency, condition in which sodium is insufficient or is not utilized properly. Sodium is an element that functions with chlorine and bicarbonate to maintain a balance of positive and negative ions (electrically charged particles) in body fluids and tissues. The body receives sodium

  • sodium depletion (physiology)

    nutritional disease: Sodium: Sodium depletion may occur during prolonged heavy sweating, vomiting, or diarrhea or in the case of kidney disease. Symptoms of hyponatremia, or low blood sodium, include muscle cramps, nausea, dizziness, weakness, and eventually shock and coma. After prolonged high-intensity exertion in the heat,

  • sodium dichromate (chemical compound)

    chromium processing: Tanning: …in turn, are produced from sodium dichromate. This reagent is produced by heating the ore with soda ash and then leaching out soluble chromate, which is then converted to the dichromate by treatment with sulfuric acid.

  • sodium dinitrocresylate (chemical compound)

    herbicide: History: Sinox, the first major organic chemical herbicide, was developed in France in 1896. In the late 1940s new herbicides were developed out of the research during World War II, and the era of the “miracle” weed killers began. Within 20 years over 100 new chemicals…

  • sodium dodecyl sulfate (chemical compound)

    separation and purification: Field separations: …excess of detergent, such as sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS). The resulting SDS-protein complexes have the same charge density and shape and are therefore resolved according to size in a gel matrix. This method is useful in characterizing proteins and evaluating their purity.

  • sodium erythorbate (chemical compound)

    meat processing: Curing and smoking: Sodium erythorbate or ascorbate is another common curing additive. It not only decreases the risks associated with the use of nitrite but also improves cured meat colour development. Other common additives include alkaline phosphates, which improve the juiciness of meat products by increasing their water-holding…

  • sodium ethylmercurisalicylate (medicine)

    Thimerosal, mercury-containing organic compound with antimicrobial and preservative properties. Thimerosal was developed in the 1920s and became widely used as a preservative in antiseptic ointments, eye drops, and nasal sprays as well as in vaccines, particularly those that were stored in

  • sodium fluoride (chemical compound)

    caries: The addition of sodium fluoride to fluoride-deficient municipal water supplies has been observed to reduce the incidence of caries by as much as 65 percent. The sealing of the biting surfaces of teeth with adhesive plastics has also greatly reduced the incidence of caries. Today scientists are investigating…

  • sodium fluoroacetate (chemical compound)

    chemical industry: Other uses: The salt sodium fluoroacetate is an extremely powerful rodenticide; it has been reported to give good control of rats, but it must be used with great care. Sodium bifluoride is used as a laundry sour; it also removes iron stains without weakening the fabric.

  • sodium fluoroaluminate (chemical compound)

    chemical industry: Aluminum refining: …with a flux consisting of sodium fluoroaluminate (Na3AlF6), usually called cryolite. After starting the process, the cryolite is not used up in massive quantities, but a small supply is needed to make up for inevitable losses. Cryolite is a rare mineral, however, found in commercial quantities only in Greenland. The…

  • sodium glutamate (chemical compound)

    Monosodium glutamate (MSG), white crystalline substance, a sodium salt of the amino acid glutamic acid, that is used to intensify the natural flavour of certain foods. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is an important ingredient in the cuisines of China and Japan and is used commercially in broths, soups,

  • sodium hydrogen carbonate (chemical compound)

    alkali: …of which gives the desired sodium bicarbonate as well as ammonium chloride. The sodium bicarbonate is then heated to decompose it to the desired sodium carbonate. The ammonia involved in the process is almost completely recovered by treating the ammonium chloride with lime to yield ammonia and calcium chloride. The…

  • sodium hydroxide (chemical compound)

    fat and oil processing: Alkali refining: …solution of caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) or soda ash (sodium carbonate). The refining may be done in a tank (in which case it is called batch or tank refining) or in a continuous system. In batch refining, the aqueous emulsion of soaps formed from free fatty acids, along with…

  • sodium hypochlorite (chemical compound)

    sodium: Principal compounds: …of aqueous sodium chloride produces sodium hypochlorite, NaOCl, a compound of sodium, oxygen, and chlorine used in large quantities in household chlorine bleach. Sodium hypochlorite is also utilized as an industrial bleach for paper pulp and textiles, for chlorination of water, and in certain medicinal preparations as an antiseptic and…

  • sodium hyposulfite (chemical compound)

    sodium: Principal compounds: Sodium thiosulfate (sodium hyposulfite), Na2S2O3, is used by photographers to fix developed negatives and prints; it acts by dissolving the part of the silver salts coated onto film which remain unchanged by exposure to light.

  • sodium inactivation (biology)

    nervous system: Repolarization: This is called sodium inactivation, and it is caused by gates within the channel that are sensitive to depolarization. Following sodium inactivation is the opening of potassium channels, which allows the diffusion of K+ out of the cell. The combined effect of sodium inactivation, which blocks the influx…

  • sodium iodide (chemical compound)

    spectroscopy: X-ray detectors: Alkali halide crystals such as sodium iodide combined with about 0.1 percent thallium have been found to emit light when X-rays are absorbed in the material. These devices are known as scintillators, and when used in conjunction with a photomultiplier tube they can easily detect the burst of light

  • sodium ion

    chemical industry: Commercial preparation: …chemical reduction are positively charged sodium ions and neutral water molecules. At a reversible cathode, reduction of sodium ions requires a higher voltage than does the reduction of water molecules, and application of a voltage high enough to reduce sodium ions would effect reduction of a considerable amount of water…

  • sodium methoxide (chemical compound)

    organohalogen compound: Elimination: …as in the attack of sodium methoxide on 2-chloro-2-methylpropane.

  • sodium methyldithiocarbamate (chemical compound)
  • sodium monoxide (chemical compound)

    soda-lime glass: …dioxide), 15 percent soda (sodium oxide), and 9 percent lime (calcium oxide), with much smaller amounts of various other compounds. The soda serves as a flux to lower the temperature at which the silica melts, and the lime acts as a stabilizer for the silica. Soda-lime glass is inexpensive,…

  • sodium nitrate (chemical compound)

    Chile saltpetre, sodium nitrate, a deliquescent crystalline sodium salt that is found chiefly in northern Chile (see

  • sodium nitre (chemical compound)

    Chile saltpetre, sodium nitrate, a deliquescent crystalline sodium salt that is found chiefly in northern Chile (see

  • sodium oxalate (chemical compound)

    carboxylic acid: Polycarboxylic acids: …acid-to-base molar ratio) yields NaOOCCOONa, sodium oxalate. If desired, the half-neutralization can be done with one base and the rest with another, to produce a mixed salt, as, for example, KOOCCOONa—sodium potassium oxalate. All dicarboxylic acids can be neutralized or half-neutralized in a similar manner.

  • sodium oxide (chemical compound)

    soda-lime glass: …dioxide), 15 percent soda (sodium oxide), and 9 percent lime (calcium oxide), with much smaller amounts of various other compounds. The soda serves as a flux to lower the temperature at which the silica melts, and the lime acts as a stabilizer for the silica. Soda-lime glass is inexpensive,…

  • sodium pentothal (drug)

    anesthetic: General anesthetics: , thiopental), the benzodiazepines (e.g., midazolam), or other drugs such as propofol, ketamine, and etomidate. These systemic anesthetics result in a rapid onset of anesthesia after a single dose, because of their high solubility in lipids and their relatively high

  • sodium perborate (chemical compound)

    soap and detergent: Alkali: …glass), sodium carbonate (soda ash), sodium perborate, and various phosphates.

  • sodium peroxide (chemical compound)

    alkali metal: Reactions with oxygen: Sodium superoxide (NaO2) can be prepared with high oxygen pressures, whereas the superoxides of rubidium, potassium, and cesium can be prepared directly by combustion in air. By contrast, no superoxides have been isolated in pure form in the case of lithium or the alkaline-earth metals,…

  • sodium polysulfide (chemical compound)

    polysulfide: Sodium polysulfides are used in the tanning industry to remove hair from hides; lime–sulfur and sulfurated potash, prepared by heating sulfur with lime and potash, respectively, are mixtures containing polysulfides, used as insecticides and pesticides.

  • sodium potassium oxalate (chemical compound)

    carboxylic acid: Polycarboxylic acids: …salt, as, for example, KOOCCOONa—sodium potassium oxalate. All dicarboxylic acids can be neutralized or half-neutralized in a similar manner.

  • sodium potassium tartrate tetrahydrate (chemical compound)

    Rochelle salt, a crystalline solid having a large piezoelectric effect (electric charge induced on its surfaces by mechanical deformation due to pressure, twisting, or bending), making it useful in sensitive acoustical and vibrational devices. Like other piezoelectric materials, Rochelle salt c

  • sodium silicate (chemical compound)

    Water glass, a compound containing sodium oxide (Na2O) and silica (silicon dioxide, SiO2) that forms a glassy solid with the very useful property of being soluble in water. Water glass is sold as solid lumps or powders or as a clear, syrupy liquid. It is used as a convenient source of sodium for

  • sodium sulfate (chemical compound)

    lake: Chemical precipitates: …that contain high concentrations of sodium sulfate are called bitter lakes, and those containing sodium carbonate are called alkali lakes. Soda Lake, California, is estimated to contain nearly one million tons of anhydrous sulfate. Magnesium salts of these types are also quite common and can be found in the same…

  • sodium sulfite (chemical compound)

    sulfur: Compounds: Its most important salt is sodium sulfite, Na2SO3, a reducing agent employed in the manufacture of paper pulp, in photography, and in the removal of oxygen from boiler feedwater. Sulfuric acid is one of the most valuable of all chemicals. Prepared commercially by the reaction of water with sulfur trioxide,…

  • sodium tetraborate decahydrate (chemical compound)

    Borax, sodium tetraborate decahydrate (Na2B4O7·10H2O). A soft and light, colourless crystalline substance, borax is used in many ways—as a component of glass and pottery glazes in the ceramics industry, as a solvent for metal-oxide slags in metallurgy, as a flux in welding and soldering, and as a

  • sodium tetrahydridoborate (chemical compound)

    aldehyde: Oxidation-reduction reactions: …being lithium aluminum hydride (LiAlH4), sodium borohydride (NaBH4), or hydrogen (H2) in the presence of a transition catalyst such as nickel (Ni), palladium (Pd), platinum (Pt), or rhodium (Rh).

  • sodium tetrahydroborate (chemical compound)

    aldehyde: Oxidation-reduction reactions: …being lithium aluminum hydride (LiAlH4), sodium borohydride (NaBH4), or hydrogen (H2) in the presence of a transition catalyst such as nickel (Ni), palladium (Pd), platinum (Pt), or rhodium (Rh).

  • sodium thiopental (drug)

    anesthetic: General anesthetics: , thiopental), the benzodiazepines (e.g., midazolam), or other drugs such as propofol, ketamine, and etomidate. These systemic anesthetics result in a rapid onset of anesthesia after a single dose, because of their high solubility in lipids and their relatively high

  • sodium thiosulfate (chemical compound)

    sodium: Principal compounds: Sodium thiosulfate (sodium hyposulfite), Na2S2O3, is used by photographers to fix developed negatives and prints; it acts by dissolving the part of the silver salts coated onto film which remain unchanged by exposure to light.

  • sodium-22 (chemical isotope)

    sodium: Nuclear properties: Of the radioactive artificial isotopes, sodium-22 (2.6-year half-life, the longest half-life of a sodium isotope) is used as a radioactive tracer for natural sodium. Sodium-24 (15-hour half-life) is limited in use by its short life and is produced by irradiation in a nuclear reactor. Because of this reaction, a sodium-cooled…

  • sodium-24 (chemical isotope)

    sodium: Nuclear properties: Sodium-24 (15-hour half-life) is limited in use by its short life and is produced by irradiation in a nuclear reactor. Because of this reaction, a sodium-cooled reactor must have a second heat-transfer loop so that radioactive sodium does not come in contact with the environment.…

  • sodium-cooled fast reactor (physics)

    nuclear reactor: Fuel types: In a sodium-cooled fast reactor, commonly called a liquid-metal reactor (LMR), the fuel consists of uranium dioxide or uranium-plutonium dioxide pellets (French design) or of uranium-plutonium-zirconium metal alloy pins (U.S. design) in steel cladding.

  • sodium-potassium alloy (chemistry)

    potassium: Properties, occurrence, and uses: Sodium-potassium alloy (NaK) is used to a limited extent as a heat-transfer coolant in some fast-breeder nuclear reactors and experimentally in gas-turbine power plants. The alloy is also used as a catalyst or reducing agent in organic synthesis.

  • sodium-potassium pump (biology)

    Sodium-potassium pump, in cellular physiology, a protein that has been identified in many cells that maintains the internal concentration of potassium ions [K+] higher than that in the surrounding medium (blood, body fluid, water) and maintains the internal concentration of sodium ions [Na+] lower

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