soda ash


: commercial anhydrous sodium carbonate

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Lake Natron—the breeding ground for about three quarters of the world’s population of lesser flamingos—has been threatened several times in the past decade by proposals to mine the lake for soda ash. Discover Staff, Discover Magazine, 28 June 2016 The company is the second largest soda ash producer in the world and the world leader in chromium chemicals. Judith Magyar, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 The salty material is sodium carbonate, or soda ash. John Wenz, Discover Magazine, 3 July 2018 But the bright material here is mostly sodium carbonate, also known as soda ash. John Wenz, Discover Magazine, 3 July 2018 OxiClean’s active ingredient is sodium percarbonate, a powder that, when mixed with water, releases hydrogen peroxide and soda ash. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2022 Brier used Egyptian natron, a naturally occurring mixture of soda ash and baking soda, to dry and preserve the body. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 22 May 2015 For example, manufacturing glass is energy intensive due to the high temperatures required to melt the raw materials such as sand, soda ash, and limestone, and the fact that glass furnaces run continuously for up to 20 years. Judith Magyar, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 And, to simplify the process, this kit offers a one-step, two-minute process — materials don't have to be soaked in soda ash before use. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 18 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soda ash was in 1839

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“Soda ash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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