Sodium carbonate, solution 1 M

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Chemical compound:
sodium carbonate
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Na2CO3 – sodium carbonate – is a white, water-soluble salt. Sodium carbonate is the chemical name for soda ash and washing soda. It is mainly utilized in glass and chemical production. Sodium carbonate is a key component in laundry detergents and other household cleaning products. Na2CO3 can also be used as a food additive; many baked goods, fizzy drinks, and medications contain the carbonate. Pure Na2CO3, however, can irritate the eyes, respiratory tract, and skin.

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Hazard statements

  • Causes serious eye irritation.

Precautionary statements

  • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.