Is sodium carbonate a hydrate?

Answer Sodium carbonate can exist as several hydrates in addition to its anhydrous ("dry") form. Common hydrates include monohydrate (one water molecule per sodium carbonate) and decahydrate (10 water mol... Read More »

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Is sodium a carbonate or a hydrogen carbonate?

Sodium, in its ionized (charged) form of Na⁺, can combine with a negatively charged ion. Sodium ion assumes a charge of +1, whereas carbonate ion (CO₃²⁻) assumes a charge of -2. If sodium co... Read More »

Is sodium carbonate an acid?

Sodium carbonate, also referred to as soda ash, is used in detergent production, glass production and water purification. Sodium carbonate has a pH of 11.6, which means it is highly basic or alkali... Read More »

What is the pH of sodium carbonate in water?

Sodium carbonate (soda ash) is most commonly used as a water softener. When dissolved in water, the solution (depending on the amount of sodium carbonate and water present) can have a pH ranging fr... Read More »

What is the common name for sodium carbonate?

The several common names for sodium carbonate include soda ash, soda, sal soda and washing soda. Sodium carbonate is used mostly in industrial processes that produce glass, chemicals, paper, deterg... Read More »