caustic soda

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Recent Examples on the Web Sodium hydroxide, also known as caustic soda or lye, is corrosive to metals and tissue and can irritate skin, eyes and mucous membranes, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "51 children injured in chemical attack at Chinese kindergarten after man sprays caustic soda," 13 Nov. 2019 So a bitter fight roiling the industry could be only about one thing: the price of caustic soda. Akane Otani, WSJ, "Nothing Mysterious About This Commodity Except the Price," 7 May 2019 Other products made at the plant include PVC resins, caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, oxygen, chlorine, dissolved acetylene, coated kettle agent, water treatment chemicals and new building materials, according to the company website. Christopher Bodeen, The Seattle Times, "22 dead in blast outside northern China chemical plant," 28 Nov. 2018 Raw materials including coke, which helps to fuel iron-ore smelters, and caustic soda, used to extract alumina from bauxite, are also rocketing higher in price. Rhiannon Hoyle, WSJ, "What Goes Around Comes Around: Energy Prices Dig Into Miners’ Profits," 12 Mar. 2018 Prices have begun to rise for products including caustic soda and polyethylene. Jack Kaskey, Bloomberg.com, "Texas Explosions Show Chemical Industry Pushed to Its Limits," 31 Aug. 2017

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1796, in the meaning defined above

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25 Nov 2019

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“Caustic soda.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caustic%20sodas. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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